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Killeen PD investigating two pedestrian crashes on Saturday, one fatality

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 17:01:50-04

The Killeen Police Department is investigating two pedestrian crashes that occurred over the weekend, both on Saturday, August 7. One of the crashes resulted in a fatality.

At approximately 6 am, officers dispatched to I-14 in reference to a vehicle-pedestrian crash and found an unconscious male lying on the road. The man was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 6:44 am. Investigation revealed he was struck by a blue Ford F150, that was traveling westbound in the outside lane on I-14, as he tried to cross the highway.

The pedestrian had no identification on him, but traffic investigators were able to identify him on Tuesday, August 10. The pedestrian was identified as 58-year old Peter Douglas Robertson. Next of kin were notified.

At approximately 9:25 pm, officers dispatched to another vehicle-pedestrian crash on the 500 block of West Central Texas Expressway. They found a man located on the roadway on the eastbound side. Investigation revealed that the man was attempting to cross the street, from the eastside to the westside, and was struck after failing to yield the right of way to the moving vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, with an unknown make and model, did not stop to render aid and fleed the scene traveling eastbound. According to KPD, the pedestrian, in critical condition, was transported to Baylor Scott and White.

Anyone with information about this crash can contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477 or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.