Tag Archive | fatality

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