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23-year-old passenger dies in crash after driver fails to yield right of way

Posted at 2:20 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 15:20:07-04

KILLEEN, TX — A 23-year-old passenger has died after the driver failed to yield the right of way, causing a crash on SH 195 and Chaparral Road Wednesday evening.

Killeen PD says around 6:52 p.m. on August 12, officers were dispatched to the intersection of State Highway 195 and Chaparral Road regarding a 911 call about a major crash involving a white Toyota Corolla and a silver Chevrolet Malibu.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Malibu was traveling northbound on SH 195 in the outside lane approaching the intersection when the Corolla, which was traveling southbound on SH 195, turned left at the intersection, through the crossover, in an attempt to cross the northbound lanes onto Chaparral.

The driver of the Corolla failed to yield the right of way to the Malibu, causing the Malibu to crash into the Corolla's right passenger side. The impact caused the Corolla to rotate to the northeast corner of the intersection into the grassy area, rolling onto its top and coming to a rest. The Malibu also traveled to the northeast corner and came to a stop in the grassy area.

The three occupants in the Corolla were transported to Baylor Scott & White in critical condition. The driver of the Malibu was also transported to Baylor Scott & White in stable condition.

One of the passengers in the Corolla, later identified as 23-year-old Dade Michael Neujahr, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace GW Ivey at approximately 7:54 p.m.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this fatality and will release information as it becomes available.