Killeen Police Investigate Child Struck by Vehicle – Update

UPDATE – May 21, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the victim involved in the crash in the 4200 block of Cessnock, succumbed to his injuries at the Scott & White Children’s Hospital. Justice of the Peace Don Engleking pronounced the 8 year old male deceased at 1:45pm. At the request of the family the victim’s name will not be released.

The Killeen Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Killeen Police Department investigates a child hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Cessnock Drive.

Officers responded to a crash in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 6:11pm. Upon the officers’ arrival, witnesses told them that an 8 year old boy was riding his bicycle south in the 6400 block of Nessy Drive on the eastside of the roadway, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Nessy Drive and Cessnock Drive. The child continued riding his bicycle into oncoming traffic that was traveling eastbound in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive. The driver of the black Ford pickup attempted to stop, but was unable to do so before hitting the child. The child was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition and subsequently airlifted to the Scott and White Children’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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