Driver from Fatal Motorcycle Crash Identified and Arrested

Through the investigation, officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit were able to identify the driver of the Hyundai Tiburon.  A complaint was returned charging 26 year-old Cassandra Marzella Ekis, of Killeen, with Fail to Stop and Render Aid – Accident Causing Death.  Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown issued a warrant for Ekis’ arrest and on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Ekis was apprehended by the Waco Police Department. Cassandra Marzella Ekis is currently in the Bell County Jail.

Killeen Police Department investigates a fatal motorcycle crash on Rancier.

Officers responded to a 911 call about a crash in the 1400 block of Rancier Avenue., which involved a Hyundai Tiburon and a Suzuki motorcycle on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 11:19 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue and a 2016 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling eastbound  in the outside lane on Rancier Avenue.  The driver of the Hyundai failed to yield right of way when the driver attempted to turn left onto Alexander Street causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle.  The driver of the Hyundai fled the scene on foot before the officers’ arrival.

The 48 year-old male motorcycle rider was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights and subsequently transported to Baylor Scott & White where he succumbed to his injuries.  Justice of the Peace Donald Engleking pronounced 48 year-old Derrick Roy Evans of Killeen, deceased by at 2:20 a.m.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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