Killeen Police investigate vehicle / pedestrian crash on IH 14.
On Thursday, December 20, 2018, at approximately 7:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to eastbound Interstate 14 between Trimmier and WS Young in reference to crash involving a vehicle versus pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a 38 year old black female, later identified as Sherrika Abrams, lying motionless on the interstate. Killeen EMS was contacted, responded to the scene, and subsequently transported Abrams to Seton Hospital. Abrams succumbed to her injuries at Seton Hospital and was pronounced deceased at 8:26PM by Dr. Egan at Seton. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown responded to Seton Hospital, confirmed Abrams time of death, and ordered an autopsy to be conducted by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
The preliminary investigation by the Killeen Police Traffic Unit revealed that Abrams had left the area near the Trimmier CVS pharmacy parking lot, and began walking northbound toward IH 14. Abrams apparently walked across three lanes of traffic prior to her being struck when she failed to yield right of way to a 2016 Toyota Tacoma that was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of IH 14. The operator of the Toyota was not injured and stopped to provide the proper information and assistance. No charges are pending.
Cdr. Erich Morsbach
Chief of Staff
Killeen Police Department