Killeen Police Identify Victim from Fiery Crash

The victim who was involved in the crash on Friday, August 12, 2016, has been identified as 49 year old Anthony Dean DeJesus of Killeen.

The Killeen Police and Fire Departments responded to a fiery crash at 4415 W. VMB at 4:20am, and learned that a 2010 white Ford Explorer had crashed into a fuel tanker while refueling the Mickey’s Convenience Store pumps.  The crash caused the tanker and the Explorer to catch fire.  Witnesses attempted to remove the driver but were unable to do so before the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames.  The Mickey’s Convenience Store and a Killeen Fire Truck were totally destroyed by the fire, one personally owned vehicle in the Mickey’s parking lot and four vehicles at the transmission shop to the west of the store were totally destroyed by the fire.  Two other personally owned vehicles that were in the Mickey’s parking lot also sustained some fire damage.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit and the Killeen Fire Department continue to investigate this incident and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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