Killeen Police Investigate a Train-Pedestrian Fatality

Killeen, TX (February 18, 2022): Killeen Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a train.

Killeen Police responded to a 911 call on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 9:48 p.m., telling them that a person had just been hit by a BSNF train at the 10th Street crossing. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a deceased female on the tracks.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the train was traveling eastbound approaching the 10th Street crossing when the conductor noticed a person near the tracks. The conductor sounded the train’s horn; however, the individual did not move, and the train struck the victim.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the victim deceased at 11:30 p.m. and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensics Sciences of Dallas.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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