Killeen Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Watercrest Road
Officers responded to numerous 911 calls telling them about a major crash in the 3500 block of Watercrest Road at 10:16pm, on Friday, August 21, 2015.
Upon the officers’ arrival they located a dark gray 2007 Ford Mustang in the middle of the roadway, occupied by 2 males, and a silver 2000 Mercedes Benz SUV on the south side off the roadway.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on Watercrest at a high rate of speed; at some point the driver lost control and the vehicle began to spin out of control continuing westbound into the oncoming lanes colliding with the Mercedes SUV. The Mustang’s driver side collided with the front of the Mercedes, pinning the driver inside. The 34 year old female driver of the Mercedes was transported to Metroplex Hospital with non life threatening injuries and the passenger in the Mustang was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition; he was later transferred to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The 21 year old driver of the Mustang, a Fort Hood soldier, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at 10:55pm. There will not be an autopsy performed.
The name of the deceased has been withheld pending the notification of their next of kin. The names of the other occupants have also been withheld due to the severity of the crash.
The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.
Killeen Police Department