Killeen Police Investigate a Fatal Crash on 38th Street

On Wednesday, November 21, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of 38th Street and Water Street in reference to several 911 calls about a major crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a 2005 dark purple Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling in the outside lane of 38th Street approaching Water Street, when a maroon 2013 Chevy Impala, traveling southbound in the center turning lane failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle causing it to strike the right rear quarter panel of the Chevy.  The motorcycle came to rest in the outside lane of traffic.  A third vehicle, a 2019 white Kia Sorento traveling northbound in the outside lane of 38th Street struck the motorcycle.  The motorcyclist was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in critical condition.

A witness who was traveling southbound on 38th Street observed the crash and pulled over to assist.  The female exited her vehicle in an attempt to render aid to the motorcyclist.  As she crossed 38th Street, she was struck by a 2014 white Chevy Silverado 1500 that was traveling northbound in the inside lane on 38th Street.  She was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The pedestrian, 51 year-old Pamela Kay Freeman, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters at approximately 7:53 p.m.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

Besides the pedestrian and the motorcyclist, no other injuries were reported.

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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