Corinna Pope Hit by 2 Vehicles, Dies on Interstate 14 near Killeen, TX
UPDATE (November 21, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as 30-year-old Corinna Lee Ann-Nadine Pope.
Killeen, TX — November 17, 2022, a female pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and died on Interstate 14 between Killeen and Copperas Cove.
Authorities say the incident happened around 4:00 a.m. on eastbound I-14 near the Bell Tower overpass and Central Texas College. Preliminary information suggests the victim was walking across the highway when she was hit by two vehicles and suffered fatal injuries. The second vehicle to hit her reportedly continued east without stopping.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on I-14 near Killeen
Right now it's unclear why the pedestrian tried to cross a highway at 4 a.m. That's her business and I don't want to speculate, but it's one of many important details investigators need to look more carefully into. Where she and the drivers came from, visibility conditions on that stretch of road, whether the drivers were paying attention, if their lights were on, why exactly the second driver left a dying woman in the road, and many other wrinkles must still be ironed out, and I hope police will take the time and care needed to do so. If not, perhaps someone else should continue the search for answers on behalf of that woman's family; at the very least the people who just experienced a terrible loss deserve the whole story.