KPD Investigates Fatal Crash on Interstate Highway 14

Killeen Police responded to IH-14, at 6:39 a.m., on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking northbound across IH-14, when a black Dodge Journey traveling eastbound in the center lane, saw the pedestrian in the roadway and suddenly braked.  A white Jeep Patriot traveling behind the Dodge Journey took evasive action and veered towards the inside lane to avoid a collision with the Dodge, collided with the pedestrian as he was walking across the lane.

The pedestrian was transported to Carl R. Darnall Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced 21 year-old Tariq Allen deceased at 7:19 a.m.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit would like to remind citizens that it is a violation of the law to cross a controlled access highway and they need to use the walkover bridge for pedestrian traffic.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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