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Lacy Lakeview police units struck by driver while attempting to close road for EMS

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Posted at 7:09 PM, Sep 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-26 20:28:30-04

CENTRAL TEXAS — A pair of marked patrol units were struck over the weekend by a driver that "failed" to notice them, police said.

Sometime after 11 a.m. Saturday, officers said a driver behind a Ford F-150 struck both marked units as they were stationed to close off a road for an EMS helicopter to land, according to the Lacy Lakeview Police Department.

Authorities said no officers were in the patrol units at the time.

Prior to the incident, officers had been responding to a fatal motorcycle crash.

Police said a driver behind a GMC Terrain failed to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist on Farm-to-Market Road 933.

David Lopez, 63, of Waco, Texas, has since been identified as the victim, according to Texas DPS.

Officials said Lopez was declared dead on the scene.

Police are now reminding drivers to once again be, "alert and aware of their surroundings."