22-year-old dies after crashing into tree in Killeen

Posted at 2:59 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 16:01:21-04

The Killeen Police Department said they are investigating a fatal crash on 16th St. that happened on Sunday morning. 

Police said 22-year-old Carlos Meza-Suarez was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The silver Toyota Corolla crashed into a tree. 

They said the preliminary investigation showed that Meza-Suarez was travelling southbound at a high rate of speed when his vehicle hit a dip, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. He hit a large tree on the right side of the Corolla.

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this fatality and information will be released as it becomes available.

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