KPD Investigates Fatal Crash on Stan Schlueter
Killeen Police investigate an afternoon fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Stan Schlueter.
The Killeen Police Department received 911 calls at 2:50pm, indicating a major crash involving a motorcycle in the area of Stan Schlueter and Robinett had just occurred. Officers responded to the area to find a male lying on the roadway and a red Honda motorcycle lying nearby.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the male motorcycle rider was driving erratically as he was traveling eastbound on Stan Schlueter, a Peterbilt 18 wheeler truck and trailer were also traveling eastbound on Stan Schlueter. Witnesses advised the 18 wheeler was traveling in the outside lane in the 3900 block of Stan Schlueter and began to turn south into a private drive, the motorcycle crossed two lanes of traffic in the 3900 block of Stan Schlueter and attempted to pass the 18 wheeler, as it was turning into the private drive, causing the motorcycle to collide with the trailer portion of the 18 wheeler. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at 3:25pm, by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke; an autopsy has not been ordered at this time.
The identity of the victim has been withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.
This crash continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit and information will be released as it becomes available.
Killeen Police Department