BELL COUNTY (January 27, 2014) Fort Hood has identified the soldier killed after a police chase on January 22 as SPC. Glenn Allen Moore, 22, of Seminole, Fla.
Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating why the soldier led police on the high speed chase through Copperas Cove and Killeen just before midnight that ended in a deadly crash.
The chase started in Copperas Cove after Cove police got a call about a reckless driver, said Harpin Myers, DPS spokesman.
"They checked the vehicle on radar at 97 miles an hour," he said.
Cove and Killeen police partnered during the pursuit, as the driver of a gray 2013 Hyundai headed east on US Highway 190.
"One of our units checked the vehicle running at over 100 miles an hour out on Texas 201," Myers said.
"The vehicle continued southbound and ended up on 195 south reaching speeds of 135 miles an hour."
The driver then turned onto Briggs Road, which led authorities through a rural neighborhood.
"I heard a lot of sirens that woke me up out of my sleep," said Kerry Thomas, Killeen resident.
'I kind of peaked out my bedroom window after the sirens went down. About 15 to 20 after that I heard a car going down and saw the sirens, then I noticed a helicopter circling the area."
The vehicle turned onto Wolf Ridge Road where the driver lost control, and hit a tree. He died on impact, DPS officials said.
"We are just basically investigating why did it happen and for what reason, and we are trying to find out why he was running at such a high rate of speed," Myers said.
Moore joined the Army in October 2010 and since October 2013 had been assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade.
He deployed to Afghanistan from May 2012 to April 2013.