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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:08 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Victor O'Brien

Killeen Daily Herald

A one-car rollover in Killeen killed a Fort Hood soldier and sent another man to the hospital Saturday night.

Killeen emergency officials received a call at 7:03 p.m. in reference to the rollover, said Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Carroll Smith.

Witnesses said the blue Ford Focus was weaving recklessly in and out of traffic while heading north on Twin Creek Drive when the vehicle left the road and hit a phone box on elevated ground. The driver and a passenger were thrown from the car, which continued through a fence before landing in the front yard of a home in the 4300 block of Creekside Drive, Smith said.

The names of the victim and the passenger were not released.

The vehicle landed right side up with the driver trapped underneath, Smith said.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the 20-year-old male driver of the vehicle dead at 7:47 p.m.

The 21-year-old passenger was ejected a few feet from where the vehicle landed and was taken by ambulance to Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, Smith said.

Robert Kunard, the owner of the home the vehicle landed less than 10 feet from, said he felt "rotten" when he heard the driver died but was thankful the vehicle stopped rolling and landed before it hit his house and possibly injured his wife and children.

Contact Victor O'Brien at vobrien@kdhnews.com or call (254) 501-7468

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