Tag Archive | accident

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

Killeen Police & TxDOT Kickoff Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The Killeen Police Department in association with the Texas Department of Transportation will be kicking off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month on Saturday, April 26, 2014, during the Celebrate Killeen Festival at the Killeen Community Center located at Veterans Memorial Blvd and WS Young DR.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s 2014 “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign aims to save lives by reminding drivers that motorcycle riders are less visible and less protected than people in cars and trucks. In 2013, crashes killed 494 motorcyclists in Texas; this is up from 470 motorcycle-related deaths in 2012.

Texas Patriot Guard Riders will be riding in formation starting at 10AM and following a route along WS Young/Rancier/38th ST/Veterans Memorial Blvd while carrying flags emblazoned with appeals to “Look Twice for Motorcycles” and “Share the Road.”

Along with the Killeen Police Department’s display of police vehicles, TXDOT will be promoting motorcycle safety at the Celebrate Killeen Festival from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors can climb on a stationary motorcycle in a virtual reality setting, take a picture and help spread the “Share the Road” message by posting it on social media.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Rancier Avenue

Killeen Police Department investigates a fatal motorcycle crash in the evening hours.

Officers received a 911 call on Monday, March 11, 2014, at 6:53pm, in reference to a crash involving a Yamaha motorcycle and a Dodge minivan. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located the operator of the motorcycle who was suffering with life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the black Yamaha Motorcycle was traveling east on Rancier Ave. in the inside lane, when a Maroon Dodge Caravan attempted to turn south onto Crockett. The operator of the motorcycle was unable to avoid the vehicle, causing the motorcycle to collide with the passenger side of the minivan. There were three occupants inside the minivan; one person was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene. The operator of the motorcycle, 18 year old Chase William Evans, was pronounced deceased at 7:38pm by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. The operator of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Rollover Crash – Update

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate a one vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Becker Dr., during the early morning hours on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Land Rover Discovery that was occupied by five teenagers failed to negotiate a curve in the 1400 block of Becker Driver. The vehicle left the roadway, hit two mailboxes, overturned, ejecting two of the passengers and injuring another two passengers.

The 18 year old male passenger who was ejected, Jacob Jones, was transported to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries. On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Jacob Jones succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:19am. The 14 year old female who was ejected is now at the Scott & White Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The 17 year old female and 14 year old female passengers were transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.   The 17 year old driver was not injured in this crash.

The names of the other victims have been withheld at this time due to the nature of the injuries.

The Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate this crash and they have determined speed is one of the contributing factors. Investigators are asking anyone who has information about this crash or events leading up to this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit, Officer Potvin at 254-501-8818.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Rollover Crash

Killeen Police investigate an early morning crash with injuries on Becker Rd.

Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle rollover crash at John Rd. and Becker Rd. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2:41 am. Officers arrived to find two people who had been ejected from the vehicle lying in the roadway and three other occupants inside a 2004 Land Rover Discovery.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Land Rover was traveling north on Becker Rd. when the driver failed to negotiate the curve in the 1300 block of Becker, leaving the roadway and hitting two mailboxes on the eastside of the road. The vehicle continued northbound overturning and ejecting two occupants before coming to rest upright at John Rd. and Becker Rd.

The ejected male was transported to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The ejected female was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition and subsequently transferred to Scott and White Memorial Hospital. Two other occupants who remained in the vehicle, were transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. The driver was uninjured.

The names of the victims have been withheld at this time.

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

Tina Amerson
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Killeen Police are investigating a fatal car crash at the intersection of Clairidge Ave. and Canterdury Dr.

 3505 Canterdury Crash

Officers responded to a 911 call telling them a vehicle had just hit a house at the corner of Clairidge and Canterdury Dr. at 9:26pm, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Upon the officers arrival they located a silver 2004 Chevy Tahoe, rolled over onto the driver’s side, in the fenced yard of 3505 Canterdury Dr. The officers located the owner of the residence and found that he was unharmed. They also located the driver of the Tahoe underneath the overturned vehicle and found that he was unconscious and not breathing. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arrived at the scene and pronounced 31 year old Roy Lee Brown of Killeen, deceased at 9:57pm.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Chevy Tahoe was traveling west on Clairidge Ave. at a high rate of speed, when the driver left the roadway colliding with a light pole at the intersection of Clairidge and Canterdury. The vehicle sheared the pole off and continued into the fenced area on the south side of the residence, taking out the fence and hitting the south side of the house. The vehicle then overturned onto its side pinning the driver under the vehicle.

The Chevy Tahoe was reported to be involved in a crash at the intersection of Jasper and Fort Hood St. at 9:21pm; the driver was fleeing the area from that crash just before he was involved in this deadly crash. There were no reported injuries in the hit and run at Jasper and Fort Hood St.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate these crashes and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Fatal One Vehicle Crash

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a one vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality in the 6900 block of E. Rancier.

Officers responded to a 911 call from a witness who advised a truck had crashed in the 6900 block of E. Rancier at 11:40pm, on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Upon the officers arrival they were told by the witness that they were behind a 1995 green GMC Sonoma pickup just after 11:30pm, when they saw the truck veer off the south side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected causing the truck to roll multiple times ejecting the driver. The driver was located in the field area and airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The 23 year old male was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit where he succumbed to his injuries. Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield pronounced Andrew Scott Anson deceased at 2:33am, Monday, February 3, 2014.

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 Crash on Fort Hood Street

Killeen Police are investigating a crash that occurred on S. Fort Hood Street in the evening hours of Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Officers received a 911 call at 7:12 pm in reference to a vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the 1100 block of S. Fort Hood Street.  Witnesses told officers that they saw a black male, wearing dark clothing standing in the center turn lane when a maroon Honda Accord, driven by a 64 year old female, was traveling north in the inside lane of the 1100 block of S. Fort Hood Street and attempted to turn left into the center turn lane when she hit the male.  Michael Miguel Thomas, 45 of Killeen, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 7:43pm; no autopsy has been ordered at this time.

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

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department