KPD Investigates Fatal Crash on 38th Street

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal crash in the 500 block of N. 38th St.

Officers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash with serious injuries in the 500 block of N. 38th St. on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at approximately 8:30pm.  Upon the officers arrival they located the male motorcycle rider who was seriously injured.

The preliminary report revealed that a blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, with two occupants, was southbound on 38th St. attempting to turn left into the Killeen High School student parking lot.  A black 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling northbound in the outside lane on 38th St.  The 17 year old female driver of the PT Cruiser failed to yield the right of way – turning left, and pulled in front of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle rider laid the motorcycle down and then struck the side of the PT Cruiser.  The motorcycle rider was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries; he was pronounced deceased by medical authorities at 9:11pm.  The driver and the occupant in the PT Cruiser were unharmed.

The name of the 23 year old victim, a Fort Hood soldier, has been withheld until the notification of his next of kin has been made.

This crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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