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KPD Investigates Early Morning Crash on 195

Killeen Police investigate early morning crash that sends two people to the hospital.

Officers responded to the 2800 block of S. Fort Hood St. at 1:55am, today, May 25, 2015, after receiving a 911 call telling them about a pedestrian getting hit by a vehicle.

Upon the officer’s arrival they located two females who had been hit by a vehicle in the 2800 block of S. Fort Hood St. Witnesses told the officer that a 28 year old female was crossing from the west side of the roadway to the east side and as she was crossing on foot, a tan midsize vehicle traveling in the outside lane, struck the female knocking her to the ground; the vehicle continued traveling southbound, fleeing the area.   A female who was inside a restaurant, heard the witnesses and went outside to assist the injured female, as the nurse was assisting the victim, a Honda that was traveling southbound in the inside lane struck both females.  The nurse was struck knocking her away from the other female and the first female victim was run over by vehicle.

Both victims were transported by ambulance to Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The first victim is in the Intensive Care Unit with life threatening injuries.  The second victim was treated for non life threatening injuries and has been released.

The KPD Traffic Unit Investigators advised the tan midsized vehicle that fled the scene will be missing the drive’s side mirror and have damage to the front left of the vehicle.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle or information about the driver is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477). You can also go online anonymously at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com or text BELLCO along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip to 274637 or text STOP to stop the tip to 274637, message and data rates may apply.  All information is confidential and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Stan Schlueter Correction

Correction: The operator of the motorcycle, 25 year old Dominic Marcus Poydras, was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical authorities at 1:52pm.

 

Killeen Police Department investigates a fatal motorcycle crash on Stan Schlueter Loop.

Officers responded to a 911 call telling them a crash involving a van and a motorcycle at the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and Bunny Trail at 12:52pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2010 Yamaha Motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Stan Schlueter Loop, when a 1998 Dodge Wagon Van turned south onto Bunny Trail in front of the motorcycle.  The operator of the motorcycle was unable to avoid the vehicle, causing the motorcycle to collide with the right side of the van.  There were two occupants inside the van; the right seat passenger was transported to Metroplex Hospital with minor injuries.  The operator of the motorcycle, 25 year old Dominic Marcus Toydras, was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical authorities at 1:52pm.

This crash continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit and information will be released as it becomes available.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Rollover Crash

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a one car rollover crash on East Central Texas Expressway just before 8:00am this morning.

Officers responded to a report of a crash at 7:46am in the 5200 block of E. Central Texas Expressway, involving a Blue Dodge Durango that had turned over and pinned the driver inside. Upon their arrival, the officers located the vehicle upside down on Central Texas Expressway in the construction area near the bridge that was under construction.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver was traveling east in the outside lane of Central Texas Expressway when the vehicle hit a construction barrel then continued east hitting a concrete barrier. The vehicle then crossed two lanes of traffic to the north leaving the roadway onto the dirt area and hitting the concrete bridge wall causing the vehicle to overturn pinning the driver inside.

The Killeen Fire Department responded and was able to free the driver from the vehicle. The 38 year old driver was airlifted to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in critical condition. There were no other vehicles involved in this crash and the driver was the only occupant of the Dodge Durango.

Alcohol is believed to be contributing factor in this crash.

This crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Crash on Twin Creek Drive

Killeen Police investigate an early afternoon crash on Twin Creek Dr. today.

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Officers responded to the 100 block of S. Twin Creek Dr. at 11:56am, on Tuesday, January 06, 2015, after receiving a 911 call. Upon the officer’s arrival they located the lone occupant of a red Nissan 370Z on the ground outside the vehicle and two injured female occupants of a red Chevy Silverado pickup.    Witnesses told officers the Nissan was traveling southbound on Twin Creek near the tracks in the inside lane at a high rate of speed.  The driver was unable to negotiate the curve and crossed into oncoming traffic colliding with the Chevy Silverado that was northbound in the inside lane.  The front of the Nissan to include the engine and front tires came off of the vehicle and landed approximately 150 feet away in the field area.

All three occupants were transported by ambulance to the Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple. Their names have been withheld at this time.

This crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

 

 

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates a Fatal Crash on 195

Killeen Police investigate a fatal crash on 195.

Officers responded to a 911 call telling them of a crash involving a truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of S. Highway 195 and Triple 7 Trail at 9:34pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 44 year old male, riding a 2014 black Harley Davidson motorcycle, was traveling northbound on inside lane of S. Highway 195 when a 20 year old male, driving a 2006 gray GMC truck, turned eastbound across the northbound lanes of S. Highway 195 at Triple 7 Trail causing the motorcycle to collide with the right side of the truck.

The rider of the motorcycle Jerome Martin III, of Round Rock, was pronounced deceased at 10:10pm by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at the scene. He has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

The driver of the motorcycle was wearing his helmet; there were no injuries to the occupants of the truck.

The Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

KPD Investigates Fatal Crash

Officers responded to a 911 call of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and Zephyr Rd. at 6:27 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a black Ford Focus was stopped at the traffic light on Martin Luther King Blvd facing north in the left hand turn lane. The driver of a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle increased his speed as he approach the intersection traveling southbound on Martin Luther King Blvd. As the driver of the Ford Focus entered the intersection and began to turn left the driver of the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Ford Focus.

The victim, 25 year old, Jeffrey Chug Durrant, of Killeen, was pronounced deceased on scene by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at 6:55 pm. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas.

The Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident – Update

Killeen Police investigate early morning fatal crash at W.S. Young and Veteran’s Memorial Blvd.

Officers responded to W.S. Young Dr. and Veteran’s Memorial Blvd, at 4:14 am on Saturday, July 19, 2014, after receiving a 911 call telling them there was an accident with injuries.  Upon the officers arrival they located a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra turned over onto the driver’s side with the unresponsive driver pinned inside.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Nissan, with three occupants, was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Veteran’s Memorial Blvd, approaching W.S. Young Dr. and the Hyundai was traveling westbound on Veteran’s Memorial Blvd, turning southbound onto W.S Young.  The Nissan collided with the Hyundai causing it to leaving the roadway hitting the curb in the parking lot and coming to rest on its side; the Killeen Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to remove the driver from the vehicle.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 27 year old driver deceased at 4:50am and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The front passenger in the Nissan was airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in serious condition and the driver of the Nissan was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in stable condition.

Update:

The deceased male has been identified as Troy Richard Eric Taylor of Killeen

This crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident

Killeen Police investigate early morning fatal crash at W.S. Young and Veteran’s Memorial Blvd.

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Officers responded to W.S. Young Dr. and Veteran’s Memorial Blvd, at 4:14 am on Saturday, July 19, 2014, after receiving a 911 call telling them there was an accident with injuries.  Upon the officers arrival they located a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra turned over onto the driver’s side with the unresponsive driver pinned inside.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Nissan, with three occupants, was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Veteran’s Memorial Blvd, approaching W.S. Young Dr. and the Hyundai was traveling westbound on Veteran’s Memorial Blvd, turning southbound onto W.S Young.  The Nissan collided with the Hyundai causing it to leaving the roadway hitting the curb in the parking lot and coming to rest on its side; the Killeen Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to remove the driver from the vehicle.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 27 year old driver deceased at 4:50am and ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The front passenger in the Nissan was airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in serious condition and the driver of the Nissan was transported to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in stable condition.

The name of the deceased male has been withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

This crash continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Child Struck by Vehicle – Update

UPDATE – May 21, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the victim involved in the crash in the 4200 block of Cessnock, succumbed to his injuries at the Scott & White Children’s Hospital. Justice of the Peace Don Engleking pronounced the 8 year old male deceased at 1:45pm. At the request of the family the victim’s name will not be released.

The Killeen Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Killeen Police Department investigates a child hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Cessnock Drive.

Officers responded to a crash in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 6:11pm. Upon the officers’ arrival, witnesses told them that an 8 year old boy was riding his bicycle south in the 6400 block of Nessy Drive on the eastside of the roadway, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Nessy Drive and Cessnock Drive. The child continued riding his bicycle into oncoming traffic that was traveling eastbound in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive. The driver of the black Ford pickup attempted to stop, but was unable to do so before hitting the child. The child was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition and subsequently airlifted to the Scott and White Children’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates Child Struck by Vehicle

Killeen Police Department investigates a child hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Cessnock Drive.

Officers responded to a crash in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 6:11pm. Upon the officers’ arrival, witnesses told them that an 8 year old boy was riding his bicycle south in the 6400 block of Nessy Drive on the eastside of the roadway, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Nessy Drive and Cessnock Drive. The child continued riding his bicycle into oncoming traffic that was traveling eastbound in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive. The driver of the black Ford pickup attempted to stop, but was unable to do so before hitting the child. The child was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition and subsequently airlifted to the Scott and White Children’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Killeen Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and information will be released as it becomes available.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department