KILLEEN (February 21, 2012)—A man who died early Tuesday morning in Killeen when the motorcycle he was riding hit a car with so much force the car overturned was identified late Tuesday afternoon as Sharod Ahkeim Carroll, 31.
Police said he was a soldier.
At the time of the crash, Carroll was attempting to elude officers who trying to pull him over for racing, police said.
Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said the incident began minutes before 1 a.m. Tuesday after a patrol officer attempted to stop three motorcycles, the riders of two of which were racing along Stan Schlueter Loop near Trimmier Road.
The officer was able to stop one of the motorcyclists, but the other sped west on Stan Schlueter.
The third motorcycle, which police believe was not involved in the race, turned off Stan Schlueter and left the area.
The pursuit began after another officer tried to stop the second racing motorcycle, but the rider refused to pull over.
The motorcyclist turned onto Clear Creek Road and the bike collided with a red Pontiac Grand Prix that was pulling out of the McDonald’s parking lot.
The force of the collision was so powerful t caused the car to roll over onto it’s top.
Carroll was thrown from his motorcycle and killed.
The driver of the car was pinned inside and Killeen firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to cut him from the wreckage.
He was flown to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with leg injuries.
A passenger in the Grand Prix was taken by ambulance to Metroplex Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced Carroll dead at the scene and ordered his body taken to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for autopsy.