Copperas Cove Police Investigating Weekend Crash
Copperas Cove police are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred Friday afternoon.
The collision occurred on October 25 shortly before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Laura Street and East Highway 190. According to a press release, an initial investigation revealed that the driver of a white 2003 Mercury Sable was headed west in 1100 block of E Hwy 190 and attempted to make a left turn from the center lane onto the 200 block of Laura Street. The driver failed to yield the right of way to a motorcycle and struck the vehicle.
The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as 45-year-old Matthew Leyfett Walker of Copperas Cove. He was transported to Scoot and White Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m. His remains have been sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy. The driver, who has not been identified, was transported to Metroplex Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Cove police continue to investigate this accident.