Killeen Police Investigate a Crash Fatality on Elms
Killeen, TX (July 7, 2021): A 41-year-old male is deceased from a multiple-car crash.
On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a patrol officer was traveling westbound on Elms Road when he observed a blue Dodge Charger traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed. The officer turned around to conduct a traffic stop, however lost sight of the vehicle on W.S. Young and Stan Schlueter Loop. A second patrol officer observed the Charger at the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and Trimmier Road traveling northbound on Trimmier Road. The suspect vehicle stopped at the red light at Trimmier and Elms and then the suspect driver ran the red light cutting through traffic and sped off westbound on Elms Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a silver Chevy Equinox was exiting a private drive on Elms Road when the Charger traveling westbound on Elms Road collided into the driver side of the Equinox. The impact caused the Equinox to collide into a black Chevy Silverado pickup that was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Elms Road. Officers arrived shortly thereafter and immediately started to perform life saving measures on the driver of the Equinox until paramedics arrived. He was immediately transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in critical condition.
The two occupants in the Charger and the driver of the Silverado were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The victim of the Equinox succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:05 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.
The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification next of kin.
The investigation is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.
Killeen Police Department