Jesse Robert Cruz Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Killeen, TX
Killeen, TX -- August 13, 2022, Jesse Robert Cruz was killed due to an accident where a vehicle hit Cruz, then left the scene.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:40 a.m. along Mohawk Drive at South Clear Creek Road.
In reports, officials said that 23-year-old Jesse Robert Cruz was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on Clear Creek. Police believe the motorcycle somehow lost control, ejecting Cruz. A vehicle then hit Cruz, but that driver left the scene.
Cruz's injuries ultimately proved fatal. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Jesse Robert Cruz Hit-and-run Accident in Killeen
Whatever the exact events were here, one can't help but wonder what would have happened had the driver stayed at the scene and called for help. Perhaps this young man would still be here today. That's why it's so crucial to find these drivers that flee accident scenes. Not only do families deserve some closure, but there are often factors to address which those drivers were trying to hide. Warrants, drugs, drunk driving--any number of things could have contributed here. Keeping these reports in the public eye may yet help someone connect the dots and come forward with information that can help lead to an arrest.