Traffic Fatality ---- Ambler Ave. and North Judge Ely Blvd. (Press Release)

by Traffic Division, Thursday, November 24, 2016, 07:06 (305 days ago)

On Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 at approximately 10:45 P.M., the Abilene Police Department received a call of a major motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Ambler Ave. and North Judge Ely Blvd. involving a bicycle and vehicle.

Witnesses reported that a female bicyclist was westbound on Ambler Ave and entered the intersection of North Judge Ely Blvd. against a red light. A white 2014 Ford Focus driven by 19 year old Charles Schaefer was northbound on North Judge Ely Blvd. crossing Ambler with a green light and struck the bicyclist as she crossed in front of him. The bicyclist was identified as 21 year old ACU student Casey Ellis of Bethel Connecticut. She was transported to Hendrick Medical Center by ambulance and was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Mike McAuliffe. Next of kin has been notified.

The bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and the investigation into the occurrence is still on going.

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