Were you caught in the traffic Wednesday afternoon on Central Texas Expressway in Killeen?

You weren't alone, and if you were trying to get through the area, you probably saw a lot of emergency vehicles while you were waiting.

Police have discovered the the cause of a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles that left two people seriously injured and two others with minor injuries. One of the drivers involved in the accident had to be airlifted to a hospital.

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Cause of Killeen Accident Determined

According to KWTX, the initial investigation has revealed that the driver of a black Jetta was traveling westbound on the Central Texas Expressway and ran a red light, hitting a Dodge Charger traveling northbound on WS Young in Killeen.

Police said the impact caused the Charger to strike a Ford Focus stopped at a red light facing southbound. The Jetta also hit a Honda Odyssey heading westbound on Central Texas Expressway shortly after colliding with the Charger.

Police did not identify the driver of the Jetta, but confirmed that its driver is the one who was airlifted to the hospital. The drivers of the Focus and Honda reported minor injuries.

Recent Traffic Accidents in Killeen

The Killeen Daily Herald reported earlier this month about a high-speed race in West Killeen that resulted in an accident on Interstate 14. That accident left two people in critical condition after a Mercedes hit a wall, went airborne, and then burst into flames.

Officials are still investigating that crash, and need information about the second vehicle. If you have any tips about the accident on March 17th, please call the Belton Police Department at 254-831-6900.

 

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**This story has been updated to reflect the current status of Melissa Lucio, who is scheduled to be executed on April 27th, 2022.**

**UPDATE 4/25/22: An appeals court has delayed the Texas execution of Melissa Lucio so a lower court can review her case.



Texas has the most active death chamber nationwide.

Currently, four inmates are scheduled for execution in 2022, including Melissa Lucio. She is the only woman on the current schedule.

The six women on death row in Gatesville, Texas have been incarcerated for an average of almost two decades. Continue scrolling to see their stories.