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Killeen Police locate car involved in hit-and-run that injured 12-year-old

Killeen Police Department
Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 20:19:21-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department has located the car involved in a hit-and-run that injured a 12-year-old.

Around 3:38 p.m. on January 26, officers responded to a 911 call 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.

On Wednesday, February 3, investigators with the Traffic Unit located the vehicle, a black Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Further investigation revealed the 12-year-old was riding their bicycle when the crash occurred. They were released from the hospital with scrapes and bruises.

Police say the investigation is still active. Anyone with information or video of the incident are asked to contact the department at 254-501-8830.