Killeen Police Investigate a Pedestrian Fatality

Killeen, TX (May 2, 2023): Investigators with the Killeen Police Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian fatality.

On Monday, May 1, 2023, at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4600 Block of E. Central Texas Expressway in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female lying in the roadway. Paramedics arrived on scene and immediately began life saving procedures. The victim was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Hospital in critical condition.

The victim, Rasha Kendrick, 48, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 12:53 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim entered the outside lane of the roadway in the 4600 Block of E Central Texas Expressway when an Infinity Sedan traveling eastbound struck the victim. A second vehicle, also traveling eastbound, subsequently struck the victim. The sedan that struck the victim immediately returned to the scene. The second vehicle left the scene without providing required information or rendering aid.

Video surveillance was obtained, and it shows the second vehicle to be a red or orange color Dodge Journey. The vehicle may have front end or lower front bumper damage along with possible mechanical damage to the underside of the vehicle.

This investigation is active and no other information will be released at this time.

Traffic Investigators are asking anyone who can identify this suspect or has information about this fatality, 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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