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Police identify victim in major vehicle collision in Killeen

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 11:47:07-04

KILLEEN, TX — A 41-year-old man is deceased from a multiple-car crash, part of Elms Rd from Hereford to Florence had been shut down after the collision.

On Wednesday, July 7, a patrol officer was traveling westbound on Elms Rd. when he noticed a vehicle traveling eastbound at a high speed.

The officer lost sight of the vehicle and a second patrol officer then noticed the vehicle at the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and Trimmier Road traveling northbound on Trimmier Road.

The vehicle, a blue Dodge Charger stopped at the red light at Trimmier and Elms and then ran the red light speeding westbound on Elms Road. The Charger then collided into the driver side of a silver Chevy Equinox that was exiting a private drive on Elms Road.

The impact caused the Equinox to collide with a black Chevy Silverado pickup that was traveling eastbound on Elms Road.

Officers arrived and began performing life-saving measures on the driver of the Equinox, and paramedics immediately transported him to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in critical condition.

The 41-year-old man victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:05 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Killeen Police released the identity of the victim in the crash as Victor Alexander Demarest.

The two occupants in the Charger and Silverado were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic was being redirected and police were encouraging drivers to find an alternate route. Police were able to clear the roadway and re-opened Elms Rd.

No other information was made available.