One Person Killed in Monday Night Car Accident in Killeen, Texas
Another tragic accident in Killeen, Texas has resulted in a fatality. One man is dead and two others were left injured after two vehicles crashed into each other Monday night.
Killeen Traffic Death
According to the Killeen Police Department, shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, police received a 911 call about a crash involving a red pickup truck and a silver sedan.
The police department press release stated that a red GMC pickup was traveling westbound in the inside lane on East Rancier Avenue when a silver Hyundai sedan in the inside lane of North Roy Reynolds Drive disregarded the red light and struck the pickup.
37-year-old William Jimmie Thompson, the driver of the silver Hyundai sedan, ran the stop light. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.
Both the driver and the passenger of the GMC pickup were taken to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights with minor injuries.
The Killeen Police Department says the investigation is ongoing, and no other information has been released. There is no word about drugs or alcohol being involved.
Deadly Texas Traffic Accidents
You may remember a article from a couple of weeks ago listing Texas as the worst state for drivers in 2022. A study by Car Insurance Comparison listed 'Careless Driving' as the worst category for Texas.
Many fatal accidents in Texas can be avoided by paying attention and staying sober. Speeding, driving after drinking, and distracted driving (using a phone while on the road, for example) are the leading causes of traffic fatalities in Texas. All of these things are completely preventable.