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Killeen police investigating hit-and-run pedestrian fatality

Posted at 5:43 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 18:38:25-04

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a pedestrian fatality from Sunday, Aug. 15.

Officers dispatched to the 4200 block of East Veterans Memorial Blvd. at 12:20 a.m. to a crash that left one pedestrian dead at the scene.

According to Killeen police, the investigation revealed that 37-year old Yolanda Monique Butler was walking westbound in the center turn lane when an unknown vehicle driving in the inside lane struck her. The driver then failed to stop and render aid to the victim, continuing to travel westbound.

Butler succumbed to her injuries and Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson pronounced her deceased at the scene at 1:03 a.m.

Investigators are asking the public to help identify a driver and vehicle, from a video, that was on the scene of the crash. The suspect's vehicle has the headlight on the driver's side damaged, but the light works, as well as damage to the hood, fender, and bumper cover.

The Killeen Police Department has been able to locate and identify two witnesses who were at the scene of the crash.

Killeen police are asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477 or online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.

Texas saw an alarming rise in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities in 2020 and over the last five years, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The investigation is ongoing.

Killeen police issued a correction for the time of death. The time of death previously given was 3:49 a.m.