• December 21, 2014

Early morning crash kills Killeen man

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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:26 am

A Saturday morning crash in Killeen killed one man and sent two others to hospitals.

Officers responded to the intersection of W.S. Young Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard at 4:14 a.m. after receiving a 911 call.

Upon arrival, they located a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra turned over onto the driver’s side with the unresponsive driver pinned inside, according to a Killeen Police Department news release.

Spokeswoman Carroll Smith said the 27-year-old driver was extracted by firefighters.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Troy Richard Eric Taylor, of Killeen, dead at 4:50 a.m. and ordered an autopsy.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Nissan, with three occupants, was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Veterans Memorial, approaching W.S. Young Drive.

The Hyundai was traveling westbound on Veterans Memorial, turning southbound onto W.S. Young.

The Nissan collided with the Hyundai, causing it to leave the roadway and hit the curb in a parking lot before resting on its side, police said.

The front passenger in the Nissan was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple in serious condition, Smith said. The driver of the Nissan was taken to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in stable condition.

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