Man wrecks four-wheeler, dies in hospital

POSTED: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:03pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

Killeen police are investigating a fatal incident that occured Wednesday evening involving an ATV.

Officers responded to a 911 call about an accident that had occurred in a construction area off the 2400 block of W. Stan Schlueter. Upon arrival, police  found a male lying on the ground near a four-wheeler with severe injuries. The man was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m. by medical personnel.

The investigation into this incident finds the 23-year old victim, Josue Leon of Killeen, was riding the ATV in an under developed area when he lost control of it causing him to be thrown off. The ATV then overturned and came to rest on top of the victim pinning him underneath. The witnesses immediately went to his aid until officers and paramedics arrived.

This incident continues to be investigated and information will be provided as it becomes available.

From Killeen Police Department


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