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3 Missing After Vehicle Goes Off Flooded Central Texas Road

Courtesy: The Texas Department of Transportation
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LEON JUNCTION, Texas — Central Texas authorities have been searching the Leon River for three people believed missing after their vehicle was swept off a flooded county road about 30 miles southwest of Waco.

Coryell County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Blakley says a dive team found the vehicle in about 9 feet of water Sunday afternoon but the type or color of the vehicle hasn't been determined because the river out of its banks from heavy rains last week is so muddy.

Officials say three people reported missing didn’t show up for church Sunday. They believe the vehicle went over a passable bridge, then down a slope that was flooded on the other side.

Sheriff Johnny Burks says a 911 caller reported seeing three people being swept down the river northeast of Fort Hood.

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