KILLEEN, Texas (April 7, 2023) – Killeen Fire Department units assisted in a fatal, multi-vehicle crash on Apr. 6 at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Venable Drive.
Units were dispatched at 6:09p.m. for the report of a two-vehicle accident with multiple victims. A Killeen Fire Department Rescue Response was immediately dispatched by the Bell County Communications Center, which included one Tower Ladder, one Heavy Rescue, two Paramedic units, one Battalion Chief, one aeromedical helicopter, and two Paramedic EMS Supervisors.
The first unit arrived on scene within five minutes of the initial dispatch and noted two vehicles with heavy damage and a total of six patients. The alarm was immediately upgraded, which brought an additional four ambulances, two fire engines, and one Battalion Chief to the scene.
Four patients were treated and transported to area hospitals in critical condition. Two patients were transported to Charles R. Darnall Medical Center, one was transported to Advent Hospital, and one was transported to Baylor, Scott, & White Hospital - Temple. Two patients were treated on scene and chose not to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
The Killeen Fire Department was assisted on scene by Darnall EMS, Fort Hood Fire Department, Killeen Police Department, and Air Evac 66. There were no injuries to fire or EMS personnel operating on the scene.
The Texas Department of Public Safety was also dispatched to the scene and is the lead agency for the accident investigation. Please see their full press release below.
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***From the Texas Department of Public Safety***
Time: 6:08 p.m.
Location: Business 190 / West of Killeen @ Venable Village
Texas DPS Troopers responded to a report of a major crash west of The City of Killeen. A 2004 Chevrolet pick-up, operated by a 17-year-old male from Killeen, Texas, was traveling westbound on Bus.US 190. A 2020 Chevrolet Sonic passenger car, operated by a 35-year-old female from Killeen, TX was traveling eastbound on Bus. US 190. A 2017 Ford F-350 pick-up truck, operated by a 42-year-old male from Kempner, TX, was traveling eastbound behind the Chevrolet Sonic. According to investigating Troopers, for reasons unknown the 2004 Chevrolet truck made a U-turn in the path of the Chevrolet Sonic and collided with both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Ford F-350. The drivers of the 2004 Chevrolet and the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic were transported for serious injuries. Unknown at this time if the driver of the Ford F-350 sustained any injuries. However, tragically two passengers in the Chevrolet Sonic were killed as a result of the crash. A 10-year-old male, along with an 8-year-old male were pronounced deceased. The crash investigation is still active and open. Next of kin have been notified. For a completed copy of this crash report go to Texas.gov.
Texas DPS would like to remind drivers to obey all traffic laws and signage. Disregarding traffic laws greatly increases the probability of being involved in a traffic crash. If you are doing a U-turn, you must give right-of-way to vehicles approaching from the front and/or rear.
Sergeant, Texas Department of Public Safety
Safety Education / Media and Communications
2501 S.Loop 121 Belton, Texas 76513
Office # 254-831-6900
Cell # 254-247-0849