Nine U.S. Army soldiers were killed on June 2, 2016, when their truck rolled into a rain-swollen creek during a training exercise at Fort Hood in Texas, authorities say. The 2-ton truck crashed in the Owl Creek, the Associated Press reports. Three other soldiers were injured. The incident remains under investigation. "In this case, we see that there can be something learned in the way of future prevention," Michael Negard, spokesman for the Army's Combat Readiness Center, told CBS News. Fort Hood officials have said soldiers regularly pass through similar weather conditions on the dirt road near Owl Creek. The Army's Criminal Investigation Division is looking into the crash, but said there does not appear to be any criminal activity. "The military is inherently dangerous business and training incidents do happen," spokesman Christopher Grey told CBS News.
The victims have been identified as Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colon-Vazquez, Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey and Spc. Yingming Sun. Click through the gallery to see photos of the victims and to read about them.
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