Killeen – Woman Struck and Killed by Car on I-14
Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 12:16 am
A 27-year-old woman died after getting struck by a vehicle on Interstate 14, late Thursday.
At around 11:30 p.m., a female pedestrian was walking south across the eastbound lanes of I-14 near the Stan Schlueter Loop Exit when a passing a red 2017 Chevy Sonic struck her. Authorities said that the woman sustained critical injuries and was immediately transported to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights for treatment. Unfortunately, despite life-saving efforts, she was pronounced deceased just after 1:00 a.m., Friday. The victim’s identification is withheld until her immediate family has been notified.
No words on whether the driver stayed at the scene or not.
Killeen Police Department is investigating the circumstances leading up the accident.
We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.