Killeen Police Investigate a Fatality on Clear Creek Road

Killeen, TX (August 13, 2022): Investigators with the Traffic Unit are investigating a hit and run fatality crash.

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, at approximately 12:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Mohawk Drive and S. Clear Creek Road in reference to a single motorcycle crash. Upon the officers arrival, they located an unconscious male laying in the roadway.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Clear Creek Road when he lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve. The operator crashed in the grassy median causing him to be ejected and land in the inside lane of Clear Creek Road. When a separate unknown vehicle, traveling northbound on Clear Creek Road, struck the operator. The driver failed to stop and render aid and continued to travel northbound.

The victim, 23-year-old, Jesse Robert Cruz, was pronounced deceased at 3:27 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at the scene.

The victim, an active duty soldier, was wearing a helmet.

Investigators are looking for a gray in color pickup truck with major undercarriage damage.

Investigators with the Traffic Unit continue to investigate this fatality and ask if anyone has any information to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-(TIPS) 8477.

There is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez Public Affairs Killeen Police Department

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