Child Involved in Hit-and-Run Released from Hospital

October 6, 2017 – UPDATE

Officers with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit have located the silver Dodge Charger and have determined that this vehicle did not strike the child.  New information was obtained that a dark blue or black sedan with a round emblem on the front and silver tinted windows struck the child. 

 Officers are seeking witnesses who my have information about this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department at 254-501-8830 or Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477). 

The 5 yer-old boy has been released from the hospital and is doing well.

Killeen Police Investigate a Hit and Run Crash Involving a Child

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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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