By Victor O'Brien

Killeen Daily Herald

Two accidents injured three people and stalled traffic on U.S. Highway 190 Tuesday evening when the driver of a Mitsubishi Lancer lost control into oncoming traffic after being cut off in the eastbound lanes.

Witnesses reported that a silver Honda Civic cut off and clipped a blue Mitsubishi Lancer while traveling east on U.S. Highway 190 past the Fort Hood Street overpass shortly after6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Mitsubishi careened across the median and struck the side of a red, two-door Honda Civic headed west. The silver Honda left the scene.

The driver of the red Honda was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The accident backed up traffic to the Trimmier Road overpass where a black Chevy Cavalier rear-ended a gold Chevy Suburban. The Cavalier drifted into a ditch near the overpass. The Suburban was slowing down with traffic, Killeen police Sgt. Alex Gearhart said.

The Cavalier's female passenger was trapped, but paramedics removed her without extrication tools. She was transported to a local hospital with arm and leg pains, Killeen Fire Chief Jerry Gardner said. The driver was transported with minor injuries as a precaution.

The accidents backed up one lane of traffic in eastbound lanes for more than 45 minutes and diverted westbound traffic on to west Central Texas Expressway at the Fort Hood Street exit.

Contact Victor O'Brien at or (254) 501-4768.

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