A search-and-rescue effort continued through Monday for the Fort Hood driver who lost control of a vehicle while driving over Clear Creek from Turkey Run Road during a storm April 11.

The Fort Hood Press Center on Monday said updates would be posted online as new developments are discovered.

Search teams are averaging about six miles a day along the creek bed, which empties into House Creek and Cowhouse Creek, a tributary of Belton Lake.

More than 80 emergency personnel including swift-water rescue teams, and air assets including two AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were a part of the search, which is suspended during overnight hours.

Texas Task Force One, one of 28 federal teams under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Urban Search and Rescue System, and soldiers from the 89th Military Police Brigade are also part of the search efforts.

According to a previous Herald report, the vehicle, a red Ford Focus, was found the night of April 11. Officials have been able to determine the owner of the vehicle, but are still unable to determine whether the person swept away was the owner or someone else.

No names will be released until the missing person is found for the sake of the families involved, officials said.

Over the weekend, a diver with the Morgan’s Point Resort Dive Team helping with the search died. The diver was identified as Lori Pohanka-Kalama by the Morgan’s Point Resort Police Department.

254-501-7568 | quinton@kdhnews.com

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