Vehicle Strikes Pedestrian in North Abilene (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:10 (697 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – A 17 year old girl was transported to a Metroplex hospital after a driver hit her early Friday morning. Police received a call at 2:21 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017, of a car hitting a pedestrian in the 1500 block of north Judge Ely.

Police arrived to find a female lying in the shoulder of the north bound lane of Judge Ely. The investigation shows that a 2016 Dodge Charger, driven by 26 yr. old William Kilpatrick, was headed north when his vehicle struck 17 year old Dominique Rene Kirkwood of Abilene who appeared to be in the roadway when the crash occurred.

Ms. Kirkwood was taken to a local hospital and subsequently transported to John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth due to the severity of her injuries. Her condition was critical at the time of the crash.

Neither alcohol nor speed is believed to be a factor in this crash. No citations were issued at this time. The investigation is ongoing.


Rick Tomlin
Public Information Coordinator

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