KPD Investigates a Fatal Crash on 195

Killeen Police investigate a fatal crash on 195.

Officers responded to a 911 call telling them of a crash involving a truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of S. Highway 195 and Triple 7 Trail at 9:34pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 44 year old male, riding a 2014 black Harley Davidson motorcycle, was traveling northbound on inside lane of S. Highway 195 when a 20 year old male, driving a 2006 gray GMC truck, turned eastbound across the northbound lanes of S. Highway 195 at Triple 7 Trail causing the motorcycle to collide with the right side of the truck.

The rider of the motorcycle Jerome Martin III, of Round Rock, was pronounced deceased at 10:10pm by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at the scene. He has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

The driver of the motorcycle was wearing his helmet; there were no injuries to the occupants of the truck.

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

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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