Suspect Driver in Pedestrian Fatality Arrested

UPDATE – January 11, 2020

Investigators with the Traffic Unit have identified the suspect driver in this fatality.  On Friday, January 10, 2020, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office returned a complaint charging Michael David Olivas, 30, with Accident Causing Death.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke issued a warrant and set his bond at $500,000.  On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Olivas turned himself in.  He is currently in the Bell County Jail.

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UPDATE – January 2, 2020

On January 1, 2020, Investigators with the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit were able to follow leads provided by citizens and crime stopper tips.  The suspect vehicle involved along with the operator of the vehicle was located at a residence in Killeen.  The case is being forwarded to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review. 

The investigators would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information in this case.

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UPDATE – December 22, 2019

Through the investigation, Investigators with the Traffic Unit have determined that the suspect vehicle is a pewter or lighter color 2000-2006 Chevy Tahoe.  There will be minimal damage to the front right headlight.  

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Killeen Police Investigates a Pedestrian Fatality on Jasper.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Jasper Road at approximately 7:19 p.m., on Saturday, December 21, 2019, after receiving a 911 call about 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 Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing southbound on Jasper Road.  An unknown SUV, traveling eastbound in the inside lane, struck the pedestrian.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The pedestrian, 53 year-old Michael Dean Cook, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 8:56 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Daryl Peters.  He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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