Police identify 41-year-old man who died after motorcycle accident in Killeen

Posted at 11:03 AM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 21:00:07-05

The Killeen Police Department said a 41-year-old man died after he crashed his motorcycle with another motorcyclist on Saturday night. 

Officers were called out to the 2200 block of Florence Rd. around 8:10 p.m. in reference to a crash. 

When officers arrived they found two motorcycles and two men. One of them was conscious and the other was laying in the roadway. 

The 41-year-old man identified as Jose Rojas of Harker Heights found in the roadway died from his injuries. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black Harley Davidson motorcycle and an orange Harley Davidson motorcycle were traveling southbound when the operator of the black motorcycle failed to control his speed, collided with the rear of the orange motorcycle. 

The driver of the orange motorcycle was treated at the scene. 

Rojas body was sent for an autopsy. 

His funeral service has been set by family. It will start at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on Fort Hood Road in Killeen at 8 a.m. Jan. 19. From there, the procession will head to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on TX-195. 

The memorial service and celebration of life will be at New Beginning Christian Church located on S. 8th Street in Killeen. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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