ACCIDENT

A bicycle collided with a pickup truck Tuesday on East Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Killeen, killing the cyclist.

According to a Killeen Police Department news release, 79-year-old Ronald Boyce died just before 5 p.m. following the accident. About 2 p.m., a bicycle and a gray 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck collided in the 2400 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Boyce was transported by ambulance to Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and later taken by air to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

An investigation by the KPD Traffic Unit determined that Boyce left the Centroplex Recycling Center and began riding his bike diagonally northwest across Veterans Memorial Boulevard and into the path of the truck, which was traveling westbound in the outside lane of traffic.

The driver of the truck was not injured, and no charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

Contact JC Jones at jcjones@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7464​

(3) comments

caligirl3176

Wboyce, And Family My Sincere Condolences, Your Granpop Was a Sweet Gentleman that I Saw and Spoke too Every day.. We would See him all over from Nolanville to Killeen, I'd stop and Talk to him as he would catch a little rest at HEB in Heights... I'm Deeply Saddened.. Please know Your all In Our Prayers and thoughts..

Wboyce1279

Yes it was he was my granpop

glmonty

I wonder if this is the gentleman who rode his bike all day long picking up recucling items.

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