On November 14, 2021, at approximately 4:06 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the 16900 block of State Highway 195 in reference to a fatality crash.  Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male in the center median area of SH 195.

Traffic investigators responded and the preliminary investigation revealed that a grey 2005 Infiniti G35 was disabled in the outside lane of northbound SH 195, north of the Lampasas River overpass. The driver of that disabled vehicle is believed to have exited and was standing near the vehicle in the roadway.  A grey 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound in the outside lane of SH 195 where it collided with the disabled vehicle and the pedestrian that was standing next to that vehicle.  After the initial impact, the grey Hyundai crossed over the center median and came to a rest facing north in the southbound lanes of SH 195.

The pedestrian, 24-year-old Brandon William Cepeda, was pronounced deceased on scene at 5:10 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

The driver of the grey Hyundai was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple with what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department

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