KPD Investigates Pedestrian Train Collision

Killeen Police investigate an evening fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a train.

Killeen Police responded to a 911 call on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 4:51 p.m., telling them that a male had just been hit by a train near W.S. Young Drive.  Upon the officers’ arrival they located a body on the tracks in between W.S. Young Drive and 38th Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the train was traveling westbound near 38th Street, when the conductor noticed a male standing on the tracks.  The conductor blew the horn several times, however, for some unknown reason, the male did not move and the train struck him.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 21 year-old Devin Dewayne Newman of Killeen, deceased at 5:38 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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