Fatal crash

The destroyed front of a home in the 3500 block of Barbed Wire Drive is seen after a vehicle crash late Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

One driver is dead after a high-speed crash through the front of a home near Bunny Trail and Clear Creek Road in Killeen late Sunday night, Killeen police said.

Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said officers responded to the 3500 block of Barbed Wire Drive at 11:40 p.m. in reference to a crash.

Police said they found a green Dodge Challenger inside a home.

A preliminary investigation found the driver was traveling south on Bunny Trail at a high rate of speed. After the driver failed to negotiate a curve, the vehicle hit the curb and jumped into the front yard of the residence. The car then struck a tree in the front yard before crashing into the home.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 12:35 a.m. Monday. An autopsy was ordered at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Police said the driver’s name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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(1) comment

WilbertHart

Well I always teach my children assignment writing and I always tell them to drive slowly and not in speed. Its better to arrive late than never arrive at all. May everyone stay safe.

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