BELL COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Robert Cruz, of Killeen, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday fatal motorcycle crash and subsequent hit-and-run vehicle collision in Bell County.

Cruz, 23, was killed following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash and suspected hit-and-run early Saturday morning.


According to reports, Cruz was operating a motorcycle on Mohawk Drive near South Clear Creek Road in Killeen, when for unknown reasons, the bike went down around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Cruz was ejected from the bike onto the roadway. At some point, a passing vehicle ran over Cruz and fled the scene.

Cruz, an active duty soldier, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Investigators are seeking for a gray in color pickup truck with major undercarriage damage.

Anyone with possible information on the case should contact the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-(TIPS) 8477.


Geo quick facts: Bell County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 310,235. Its county seat is Belton. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas – Wikipedia.

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