Killeen Police Investigate a Morning Fatality

Killeen, TX (May 18, 2023): A 46-year-old male is deceased from a two-vehicle collision.

On Thursday, May 18, 2023, at approximately 8:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of SH-195 and Chaparral Road in reference to a crash. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a silver car and a pickup truck both with major damage.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 4-door silver Toyota car was stopped for the red light in the inside northbound lane on SH-195. When a white Chevy pickup truck with trailer traveling northbound in the inside lane, struck the Toyota in the rear. The driver of the Toyota was transported to AdventHealth Central Texas in critical condition. The driver of the Chevy was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights with minor injuries.

The driver of the Toyota succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 9:08 a.m. The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators with the Traffic Unit continue to investigate this fatality and there is no other information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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