Two-Car Collision Leaves 1 Man Dead, Sends 2 Others To Hospitals

(Killeen Police Department photo)

KILLEEN (July 19, 2014) A two-car collision early Saturday morning in an intersection in Killeen left one man dead and sent two other people to area hospitals, one in serious condition.

Troy Richard Eric Taylor, 27, of Killeen died in the crash.

He ended up trapped in the wreckage of the Hyundai Elantra he was driving after he turned into the path of an oncoming Nissan Altima at the intersection of W.S. Young Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

A person who was riding in the front passenger seat of the Nissan was seriously injured and was flown to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights in stable condition.

A third person who was riding in the Nissan apparently escaped serious injury.

The accident was reported at around 4:15 a.m. Saturday.

Officers arrived to find the Hyundai lying on the driver’s side with the unresponsive driver pinned inside.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free Taylor, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:50 a.m.

An autopsy was ordered.

The names of the other two victims were not immediately released.

Officers determined that the Hyundai was westbound on Veterans Memorial Boulevard when the driver attempted to turn south on W. S. Young.

The eastbound Nissan collided with the Hyundai, pushing it off the roadway.

The Hyundai hit a curb in a parking lot and overturned, coming to rest on its side.