Army redacts report on Texas training that killed 9


FILE – In this June 2, 2016 file photo, Morgan’s Point Resort Fire and Rescue works on Lake Belton near the scene of an accident at Fort Hood at Owl Creek Park near Gatesville, Texas. Army officials have decided not to publicly release findings of the official investigation report on the 2016 Fort Hood training accident during flash flooding that killed eight soldiers and a West Point cadet. The Killeen Daily Herald filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the accident report conducted by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The nine military personnel died when their truck overturned while crossing Fort Hood’s Owl Creek. (Michael Miller/The Temple Daily Telegram via AP, File)

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Army is not publicly releasing its full investigation into a 2016 training accident at a Texas military post that left nine people dead.

Eight soldiers and a West Point cadet died when their vehicle overturned while crossing Fort Hood’s Owl Creek during a flash flood on June 2, 2016.

The Killeen Daily Herald reported Saturday that the Army released its investigation report following an open records request. But the Army redacted over 14 pages of text, leaving unanswered the question of who was at fault.

A letter from the Army to the newspaper justified the redactions, saying they protect “the deliberations of safety board members.”

Kameron Robinson is a survivor of the training. He says families and survivors will never know if the report determined responsibility.


Information from: Killeen Daily Herald,

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