Charges may be filed in Tuesday crash that killed a Killeen man

POSTED: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:03am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:31am

Charges may be filed against the man responsible for a crash that lead to the death of a Killeen man.

According to DPS report, the accident happened at 12:53 p.m. on Tuesday, in Coryell County, outside of Gatesville. A blue Ford Pickup, F-20, was traveling westbound on County Road 248. The pickup then reportedly disregarded a stop sign and collided with a Chevrolet 2008 Express Cargo van, headed southbound on FM 215. The cargo van then rolled several times before the driver was ejected.

JP Coy Latham pronounced the driver of the van, Lloyd Jay Bennett, 62, of Killeen dead on the scene. Bennett was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the blue pickup truck was 18-year-old Kevin Cupps.

The crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed yet.

"We do not suspect alcohol or drugs," said Sergeant Steven Stanfield of Temple Highway Patrol.

Cupps could face charges, depending on the outcome of the investigation. 

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The driver was not Kevin Cupps, it was his son, Quade Cupps, who does not hold a valid driver's license. Also the DPS drew blood samples from all 4 teenage males and the samples are being analyzed. the boys also left the scene and did not attempt to render any type of aid, yet no charges have been filed for this.

Some of the information above is incorrect, Alcohol or drugs is suspected because blood samples were taken from all 4 boys that were in the truck and is currently under analyzation at the DPS office. Second, Kevin Cupps is the father, Quade Cupps is the 18 year old driver that did not stop and render aid, the boys left the scene of the accident and returned after guilt set in.

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