Killeen Police and Fire Departments investigate an early morning crash – UPDATE

UPDATE  – 8/12/2016 3:38PM

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the driver of the SUV deceased at 9:36 am and has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Update – 8/12/2016 1:48 PM

Residents who reside at the Twin Creek Apts and 56th Street West may return to their homes.

Residents of 58th Street are still not clear.


KPD and KFD responded to a major crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:20 am at the Mickeys Convenience Store located at 4415 E VMB.   Upon the officers arrival they found a fuel tanker and a SUV on fire. Firefighters immediately attempted to contain the fire and officers began an evacuation process within immediate area.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the fuel tanker was refueling the gas pumps, when an SUV hit the tanker, causing a fire and explosion. The fire caused major damage to the convenience store, a Killeen fire truck and six additional vehicles. One casualty has been confirmed and no other injuries were reported. The name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This case continues to be investigated and more information will be released had it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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