Killeen Police Investigate a Pedestrian Fatality

On Friday, November 8, 2019, at approximately 11:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Twin Creek and Roy J. Smith in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying in the roadway.  He was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition; he was subsequently airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a green Chevy or GMC style pickup truck was traveling northbound in the outside lane on Twin Creek Drive and struck the pedestrian.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the victim, 27 year-old Christopher Rivers Jr. succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Barfield at 5:16 p.m.

Detectives with the Traffic Unit are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this fatality, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at  You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.  All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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