Killeen Police Investigate Rollover Crash – Update

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate a one vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Becker Dr., during the early morning hours on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Land Rover Discovery that was occupied by five teenagers failed to negotiate a curve in the 1400 block of Becker Driver. The vehicle left the roadway, hit two mailboxes, overturned, ejecting two of the passengers and injuring another two passengers.

The 18 year old male passenger who was ejected, Jacob Jones, was transported to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries. On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Jacob Jones succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:19am. The 14 year old female who was ejected is now at the Scott & White Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The 17 year old female and 14 year old female passengers were transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.   The 17 year old driver was not injured in this crash.

The names of the other victims have been withheld at this time due to the nature of the injuries.

The Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate this crash and they have determined speed is one of the contributing factors. Investigators are asking anyone who has information about this crash or events leading up to this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit, Officer Potvin at 254-501-8818.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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