• January 14, 2020

UPDATE: Will Ames Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Copperas Cove, TX

UPDATE: (January 15, 2020) Local authorities have identified the pedestrian killed in this collision as Will Ames.

Police have also arrested the alleged hit-and-run driver in this crash, identified as Lance Tyler Anderson. Charges against him have not yet been announced.

Copperas Cove, TX -- January 13, 2020, A pedestrian died in a hit-and-run accident after being struck by a vehicle.

The events under investigation took place just before 7 am at the intersection of South 7th Street and Urbantke Lane.

Information from local authorities cited in media accounts indicates that the pedestrian was walking in the 600 block of Urbantke when he was struck by a white passenger vehicle, which then fled the scene.

A Justice of the Peace pronounced the pedestrian's death at the scene shortly after the collision.

Police apprehended the driver of the vehicle sometime after the crash. Authorities intend to charge him with accident involving personal injury or death.

Commentary

Texas Pedestrian Accident Attorney Michael Grossman
Given that this driver fled the scene after hitting someone, I can't help but wonder if they might have had some reason other than the fear of prosecution. While police didn't charge them with any alcohol-related offenses, that doesn't necessarily mean that intoxication couldn't turn out to play a role upon closer inspection. Depending on how long it took for the driver to be apprehended after the crash occurred, any evidence of inebriation in their system could well have dissipated. Hopefully a full independent investigation can be arranged to obtain a more complete picture of what led up to this wreck, so that any other parties who may have contributed can also be held to their share of the responsibility.

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