Killeen Police Investigate a Fatality Crash on Florence Road

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at approximately 8:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Florence Road in reference a 911 call about a crash involving a motorcycle.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located two males in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black Harley Davidson Motorcycle and an orange Harley Davidson Motorcycle were traveling southbound on Florence Road when the operator of the black motorcycle failed to control his speed, collided with the rear of the orange motorcycle.  The operator of the orange motorcycle was treated and released by paramedics on scene and unfortunately, the operator of the black motorcycle succumbed to his injuries.  41 year-old Jose Rojas of Harker Heights, was pronounced deceased on scene at 8:52 p.m., by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.  An autopsy has been ordered at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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