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First-Responder Describes Scene When Army Truck Flooded

An emergency medical services chief says only the wheels of an Army troop-transport truck were visible after swift flood waters washed the 2½-ton vehicle from a Fort Hood low-water crossing, killing nine soldiers.

An emergency medical services chief says only the wheels of an Army troop-transport truck were visible after swift flood waters washed the 2½-ton vehicle from a Fort Hood low-water crossing, killing nine soldiers.

Jeff Mincy has been the chief of emergency medical services for Coryell County for seven years. He told the Killeen Daily Herald that judging from the appearance of the truck’s wheels, the rushing waters were about eight feet deep. He said that flood waters in usually dry Owl Creek were swifter than he would have felt safe working in.

Meanwhile, officials said the flood emergency in Brazoria County, near the Gulf Coast, was worsening Saturday as the flood waters from a week of heavy rains in the Brazos River valley flowed downstream to the Gulf.

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Information from: Killeen Daily Herald, http://www.kdhnews.com

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