Three Fort Hood Soldiers Dead, Six Missing After Truck Overturns Into Creek

iStock/Thinkstock(KILLEEN, Texas) -- Three Fort Hood soldiers have died and six more are missing after a truck overturned in a creek near the military post in Killeen, Texas, authorities said.

The soldiers' bodies were found in Owl Creek, downstream from the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, according to the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office.

The search is ongoing for the remaining six soldiers, from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 1st Cavalry Division, according to Fort Hood.

Three other soldiers were rescued from the water near the vehicle and are in stable condition. They were taken to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood.

Multiple local and state agencies are assisting Fort Hood with the rescue and recovery of the missing soldiers via aircraft, canines and swift-water rescue personnel. They responded to the emergency at 11:20 a.m., according to Fort Hood officials.

Fort Hood will not be releasing the names of the deceased soldiers until next of kin have been notified. Further details on the nature of the accident were not immediately available.

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