KPD Investigates Vehicle Pedestrian Crash on Rancier

Killeen Police investigate vehicle / pedestrian crash on Rancier.

Officers responded to the 3300 block of E. Rancier Avenue at 10:23 p.m., on Friday, March 31, 2017, after receiving a 911 call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.  Officers arrived to find an injured male and a white Toyota Avalon.  The male was immediately transported by ambulance to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in critical condition.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 2004 Toyota Avalon was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on Rancier Ave.  The male pedestrian was crossing southbound on Rancier Ave., when he failed to yield right of way to the vehicle and was struck by the Toyota.

The victim, 58 year-old Joseph Gregory Malbroue of Killeen, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown at 10:59 p.m. The driver of the Toyota was not injured in this crash.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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