Killeen Police Investigate a Late Night Fatality on Veterans Memorial Boulevard

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at approximately 12:36 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard in reference to a 911 call about a crash.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located two people lying in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the two pedestrians, an adult female and a female child, were walking on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, when they were struck by a black 4-door Hyundai that was traveling eastbound in the inside lane, near Dogwood Boulevard.  The occupant of the vehicle reported no injuries.

Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced 32 year-old Ashley Carol Leonetti of Harker Heights and the 2 year-old juvenile child deceased at 1:15 a.m.  She ordered autopsies to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences 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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