Driver from Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash Arrested

Killeen, TX (May 12, 2021): On January 26, 2021, at approximately 3:38 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a crash involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian, at the intersection of Chantz Drive and Aspen Drive.  The 12-year-old pedestrian was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights with minor injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk on Aspen Drive, when a black Dodge Challenger traveling westbound on Aspen approached the intersection and failed to yield right of way to the pedestrian, striking him.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene failing to provide information.

Investigators with the Killeen Police Department’s Traffic Unit worked this case in depth following up on several leads provided by citizens. The driver of the vehicle involved in the hit and run crash was identified.

On May 4, 2021, this case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 23-year-old Kaylon Trevion Copeland with Fail to Stop and Render Aid Causing Bodily Injury.  On May 6, 2021, Copeland was arrested in Detroit, MI is currently in the Wayne County Jail awaiting extradition.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank everyone that assisted in this case. 

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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