KILLEEN, Texas – A pedestrian has been pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing 38th Street in Killeen.
Killeen Police officers were dispatched to 38th Street and Water Street Thursday evening in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a 2005 dark purple Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling in the outside lane of 38th Street approaching Water Street, when a maroon 2013 Chevy Impala, traveling southbound in the center turning lane failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle causing it to strike the right rear quarter panel of the Chevy. The motorcycle came to rest in the outside lane of traffic. A third vehicle, a 2019 white Kia Sorento traveling northbound in the outside lane of 38th Street struck the motorcycle.
A witness who was traveling southbound on 38th Street observed the crash and pulled over to assist. She exited her vehicle in an attempt to render aid to the motorcyclist. As she crossed 38th Street, she was struck by a 2014 white Chevy Silverado 1500 that was traveling northbound in the inside lane on 38th Street. She was immediately transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in critical condition.
The motorcycle rider has been airlifted to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition.
The pedestrian, 51 year-old Pamela Kay Freeman, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:53 p.m.
Besides the pedestrian and the motorcyclist, no other injuries were reported.
This case remains under investigation.
Source: Killeen Police Department