Fatality Motor Vehicle Collision (Press Release)

by Traffic Division, Tuesday, June 02, 2015, 06:44 (1362 days ago)

On Monday June 1st, 2015 at approximately 10:03pm the Abilene Police Department received a call of a major motor vehicle collision in the 5100 block of US Highway 277. The initial call stated that an individual had been struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was identified as Roy D. Thacker Jr, 46, of Abilene and was transported to Hendrick Medical Center by Metro Care. The vehicle, a 2009 GMC Acadia, was being driven by Brenden Curtis, 18, also of Abilene.

The initial investigation indicates that Thacker was crossing Highway 277 from west to east outside of a crosswalk. Thacker was pronounced deceased at Hendrick Medical Center at 10:45pm by Justice of the Peace Sparky Dean. Officers of the Traffic Division will be continuing this investigation.

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