Killeen Police Department — Killeen Police are still investigating a single vehicle crash at Robinett and Edgefield that happened over the weekend.
Officers responded to the area of Edgefield and Robinett at 12:26 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, after receiving a 911 call from a witness. Upon the officers arrival, they located a man in the drainage ditch on the west side of Robinett. The investigation revealed that the 24-year-old male was riding his 2001 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle at a high rate of speed west on Edgefield and failed to stop at the stop sign at Edgefield and Robinett. After running the stop sign, his motorcycle struck the curb and flipped into the drainage ditch. The rider, Michael Skylar-Jones Pegues, was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the attending physician at 1:21 a.m.
The investigating officers advised speed was a factor in this crash and that the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The crash continues to be investigated by the Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit. Information will be provided as it becomes available.