KPD Identifies Second Driver in Fatal Crash


On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and a complaint was returned charging 33 year-old Sylvester Hiroyuki Hernandez with Racing on Highway Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death.  Hernandez is currently in the Killeen City Jail awaiting arraignment. 


Officers would like to ask if anyone who has any information such as messages, photos or videos to contact Investigator Brian Pruitt at (254) 200-7931.

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

Officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Barbed Wire Drive, at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017, in reference to a crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a vehicle inside a residence.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a green Dodge Challenger was traveling southbound on Bunny Trail at a high rate of speed.  The driver failed to negotiate a curve, causing the vehicle to hit the curb and leave the roadway.  The vehicle continued to travel through the front yard of a residence, striking a tree and coming to a rest inside the residence.  The driver of the Challenger was the sole occupant of the vehicle and he succumbed to his injuries.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 12:35 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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