Killeen Police Investigate Early Morning Fatal Crash on MLK Blvd

Killeen Police investigate early morning fatal motorcycle crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Officers responded to the area of Monte Carlo Lane and MLK Blvd at 1:12am, after receiving a 911 call of a crash in the area. Officers arrived and located a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2011 Ford Mustang in the ditch on the east side of the MLK Blvd.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Mustang and the motorcycle were traveling southbound on MLK Blvd when the Mustang collided with the rear end of the motorcycle, causing both vehicles to cross the northbound lanes, coming to a rest in a ditch on east side of the roadway. The motorcycle rider was immediately transported by ambulance to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.  Thomas James Reyes, a 28 year old Fort Hood soldier, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by CRDAMC medical authorities at 2:01am.  Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor and charges are pending as the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash.

Information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department


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