Killeen Police Investigate Train/Pedestrian Fatality
Killeen, TX (December 20, 2021): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a BNSF train.
On December 19, 2021, at approximately 9:47p.m., Officers responded to the area of 38th Street and Commerce Dr. in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Officers located a deceased male on the 38th Street train bridge. Traffic investigators were called to the scene and a preliminary investigation showed a BNSF train was traveling eastbound approaching the 38th Street bridge. A male subject was observed on the train tracks on the bridge. The conductor attempted emergency braking procedures, but the train was unable to stop before striking the male.
The subject succumbed to the injuries sustained in this incident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 11:49 p.m. The deceased person is identified as 55-year-old Brent Steven Babcock.
Assistant Chief of Police
Killeen Police Department