Killeen Police Department Investigates a Fatal Motorcycle crash on Bridgewood Drive

On Friday, June 1, 2018, at 9:52 p.m., Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle, in the 5200 block of Bridgewood Dr.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Bridgewood Dr., when the driver of a 2014 Jaguar backed without safety onto the roadway from a private driveway; resulting in the motorcycle to colliding with the back right quarter panel of the vehicle.  The impact caused the rider of the motorcycle to be ejected and collide with a parked vehicle in the southbound lane of Bridgewood Dr., with the rider eventually coming to a rest in the roadway.  The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The operator of the motorcycle, 54 year-old Haywood J. Stricklen, was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical authorities at 10:37 p.m.

This crash continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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