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One teen dead in collision on Charter Oak Drive in Temple

Posted at 8:07 PM, Oct 20, 2023


TEMPLE, Texas — One teen male is dead after a collision on Charter Oak Drive in Temple on Friday evening.

The Temple Police Department said that around 7:18 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a crash in the 3300 block of Charter Oak Drive.

Police said they discovered a 17-year-old male that was driving southbound in a pickup truck on Charter Oak. Meanwhile, a Ford Expedition was traveling northbound on Charter Oak.

In their initial investigation, police said the pickup truck crossed over into the northbound lane and struck the Ford Expedition in a head on collision.

Police said the 17-year-old died from his injuries.

The occupants of the Ford Expedition, an adult female and three children, were transported to a Baylor Scott & White medical facility with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities have not released the identity of the deceased teen.

Temple Police said this case is still under active investigation and anyone with information should contact the department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 for anonymous reporting. Tips can also be reported anonymously at

25 News will continue to provide updates as they are made available.


TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple Police Department are working on a major crash in the 3300 block of Charter Oak Drive in Temple.

Police said they have blocked off Charter Oak at South Kegley Road to Twin City Boulevard.

They advise drivers to avoid the area and take alternate routes.