Killeen: Woman struck as she rushed to help after crash dies

The accident occurred at 38th and Walter streets, south of the Killeen High School campus. (Photo by Brandon Hamilton)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A woman who was struck as she rushed to help a critically injured motorcycle rider after a crash Thursday evening in Killeen died at a local hospital, police said Friday.

Pamela Kay Freeman, 51, witnessed the motorcycle accident, which occurred at around 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 38th and Water streets and stopped to help.

She got out of her vehicle and was crossing 38th Street when a northbound 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 struck her.

She was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where she died just before 8 p.m.

An autopsy was ordered.

The injured motorcycle rider, whose name was not released, was flown to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

He underwent surgery Friday, his sister said.

His family is hoping to be able to thank Freeman’s family for her effort to help him.

Investigators determined that the motorcyclist, who was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson, was approaching Water Street in the outside lane of 38th Street when the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet Impala failed to yield the right of way and turned into the rider’s path.

The motorcycle struck the right rear quarter panel of the Impala and came to rest in the outside traffic lane where a northbound 2019 Kia Sorento struck it.

The accident is under investigation.