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Killeen police investigate hit-and-run after 13-year-old playing basketball struck

Posted at 10:09 PM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 23:09:53-04

Killeen police are investigating a hit-and-run after a 13-year-old playing basketball was struck and taken to the hospital.

Police said around 5 p.m. on Tuesday officers were dispatched in reference to the crash. Officers arrived to find a 13-year-old child suffering from injuries after being
struck by a black vehicle.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that three children were playing basketball in the roadway in the 4800 block of John David Drive, when a black vehicle traveling westbound approached the area where they were playing," said police.

The driver struck one of the children and fled the area westbound on John David Drive, police said. The boy was transported to McLane Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver was in a black four-door sedan that is possibly a Kia, police said the driver is a black female in her 20s with long blonde dreadlock style hair and was wearing black clothing.

"Traffic Investigators with the Traffic Unit are asking if anyone has any information about this crash to contact the Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8800 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS (8477)," said police.