Killeen Police Investigate Traffic Fatality on IH 14

Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2020

Traffic Fatality on Interstate 14

On Friday, September 18, 2020, at approximately 6:54 a.m. the Killeen Police Department responded to an auto pedestrian crash on westbound Interstate 14, near Rosewood Drive, after receiving several 911 calls.  Officers arrived on scene and found a 77-year-old male fatally injured.  Several citizens had stopped to render first aid and pull the male from the roadway.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit responded to investigate the accident.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the male deceased at 7:43 a.m.  An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.  The name of the deceased individual is being held pending next of kin notification.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 77-year-old male was walking westbound, in the center lane of westbound IH 14, pushing a bicycle, when he was struck by multiple vehicles.  Several vehicles that struck the male did not stop and the Traffic Unit would like to speak with the operators of those vehicles, or any other witnesses, about the accident.  The case remains under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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