Ft. Hood soldier killed in Killeen motorcycle crash

POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:16am
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

Killeen Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on Clear Creek Road that happened early Tuesday morning.

An officer was in the area of Trimmier Rd. and Stan Schlueter Loop at 12:56am today, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, when he saw three motorcycles traveling westbound on Stan Schlueter; two of the motorcycles were racing at a high rate of speed. The officer was able to stop one of the racing motorcycles on Stan Schlueter but the other racing motorcycle continued to travel west at a high rate of speed. The third motorcycle turned off and left the area. Another officer attempted to stop the second racing motorcycle but the driver refused to stop; a pursuit ensued and the motorcycle turned north onto Clear Creek Rd still traveling at a high rate of speed. A red Pontiac Grand Prix was exiting the parking lot of the McDonalds in the 3700 block of Clear Creek Rd. at 12:58am when the motorcycle collided with the driver’s side of the Grand Prix causing the vehicle to overturn onto its roof. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle landing on the opposite side of the vehicle.

The driver of the Grand Prix was extracted from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life; he was airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with leg injuries. The passenger of the Grand Prix was transported to Metroplex Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at 1:30am by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin; he ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

The name of the 31-year old Fort Hood soldier has been withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

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

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