Killeen Police Investigate a Hit and Run Crash Involving a Child
For Immediate Release
On September 24, 2017, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Killeen Police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 800 block of Jeffries Ave. Upon arrival, officers located a 5 year-old boy who had been struck by a vehicle that subsequently fled the scene. The boy was transported to McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple by Killeen Fire Department Ambulance. At this time, the severity of the child’s injuries are unknown, but they appear to be serious.
Witnesses reported that a late-model silver Dodge Charger with black diagonal stripes on the side was traveling southbound on Jeffries when it struck the child. After striking the boy, the Charger stopped for a moment a couple of houses down. A late-model red Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger that appeared to be traveling with the Charger stopped alongside. After a few moments, both vehicles left the scene, southbound on Jeffries.
The crash is being investigated by the KPD Traffic Unit. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Officers are asking anyone with information regarding this crash to please call Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect(s), you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
Cdr. Alex Gearhart
Killeen Police Department