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Driver responsible for January hit and run of 12-year-old arrested in Michigan

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 18:37:17-04

KILLEEN, TX — UPDATE: This case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney's Office on May 6, 2021, and a complaint was returned charging 23-year-old Kaylon Trevion Copeland with Failure to Stop and Render Aid Causing Bodily Injury.

On May 6, 2021, Copeland was arrested in Detriot, MI and is currently in the Wayne County Jail awaiting extradition.


The Killeen Police Department is searching for a driver who hit a 12-year-old and fled the scene.

Around 3:38 p.m. on January 26, officers responded to a 911 in reference to a crash involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian. The incident happened at the intersection of Chantz Drive and Aspen Drive.

The pedestrian, a 12-year-old juvenile, was transported to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights with minor injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed the child was walking in the crosswalk on Aspen Drive when a black Dodge Challenger traveling westbound on Aspen approached the intersection and failed to yield the right of way, striking him.

The vehicle fled the scene and failed to provide information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killeen PD at (254) 501-8830.