Local teenager dies after wrecking stolen vehicle

Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 6:29 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2020 at 10:46 AM CDT
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A 15-year-old boy is dead after he lost control of a stolen vehicle, which barreled through three fences, said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko.

A state trooper parked at the Eastlake Shopping Center was nearly struck by the driver of the black 2012 Kia speeding through the lot shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, Washko said.

The state trooper pursued the Kia east on Rancier Avenue and briefly lost sight of the vehicle.

The officer then saw the vehicle “go sideways” and barrel through three fences near the 1500 block of Brim Lamkey Lane and the 5100 block of Rancier.

The teenager in the Kia, not yet identified, was later pronounced dead by medical staff at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

No one else was injured during the incident.

Washko said the Kia had been stolen from a woman a few blocks away from the shopping center.

The Department of Public Safety and Killeen police are investigating.

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