KPD Investigates a Fatal Crash on 16th Street

Killeen Police investigate a late night fatality on 16th Street.

Killeen Police responded to the 400 block of North 16th Street, at 1:12 a.m., on Sunday, May 21, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a crash.  Upon the officer’s arrival, they located a silver Toyota Corolla had crashed into a tree.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 2010 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on 16th Street at a high rate of speed.  As the driver ran the stop sign at the intersection at 16th Street and Hall Avenue, the vehicle hit a dip, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and striking a large tree on its right side.  The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 22 year-old Carlos Meza-Suarez of Killeen, deceased at 2:04 a.m.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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