Killeen Police Investigate the Hit and Run Fatality of a 39-year-old Female

Killeen, TX (December 5, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating a Hit and Run of a 39-year-old female.

On Sunday, December 4, 2022, at approximately 9:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a automobile vs pedestrian crash at S. Ft. Hood Road Street and West Lane.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female suffering from serious injuries.  Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived. 

The victim, Latasha Suzanna Brenda Wright, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 10:43 p.m.

The suspect driver fled the scene in a light-colored pickup prior to the officers’ arrival. No arrests have been made at this time.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives are actively investigating this Hit and Run and there is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

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