Pedestrian death in Killeen

Killeen police direct traffic on U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14 Tuesday following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian.

Timothy Kirkland | Courtesy Photo

A man walking north across U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14 was struck and killed by a pickup truck just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver of a maroon Dodge pickup was driving east on the highway when he suddenly saw a dark silhouette in front of him. The driver was unable to stop in time, and the man died after he was hit, according to Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

The man had no identification on him at the time of the accident, according to Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, who pronounced the man dead.

The accident happened just before the W.S. Young exit on U.S. 190/I-14. It’s the second time in a week that someone has been killed in an accident on the roadway.

A Killeen tow truck driver died in Harker Heights on Thursday morning after being struck by a minivan while attending to a vehicle.

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I always say that folks are always in a hurry to go no where...if you are running late chances are you are already going to be late so why speed. If you wreck you won't make it on time to where you are going anyway. If I have an appt. In temple at 830 I leave at 730-745 just in case of traffic, a wreck so just someone going extra slow. I had my share of speeding tickets and wouldn't forgive myself if I hit anyone walking.

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