CTX man involved in hit and run involved in fatal crash

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:54am

Killeen Police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred at the intersection of Clairidge Avenue and Canterdury Drive, Tuesday night.

Officers responded to a 911 call telling them a vehicle had just hit a house at the corner of Clairidge and Canterdury Dr. at 9:26 p.m. Upon the officers' arrival they located a silver SUV rolled over onto the driver’s side, in the fenced yard of a home in the 3500 block of Canterdury Dr.

The officers located the owner of the residence and found that he was unharmed. They also located the driver of the SUV 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, dead at 9:57 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed Brown 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 SUV was reported to be involved in a crash at the intersection of Jasper and Fort Hood St. at 9:21 p.m., and the driver was fleeing the area from just before he was involved in this deadly crash. There were no reported injuries in the hit and run.

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



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