Fatal Crash on West Highway 80 (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:01 (74 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating a fatal crash which occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 12, 2019. A passerby saw a crash which occurred on West Highway 80 near Fulwiler Rd. and called Police Dispatch at 3:33 a.m.

A 2002 Chevrolet Pickup was headed East on Highway 80 when it struck a concrete barrier. A passenger in the vehicle, a 35 year old male from Redding, California, was partially ejected. He was wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, 32 year old Kevin Holt of Abilene, was transported to the hospital with severe injuries. The cause of this single vehicle crash remains under investigation. Name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.


Rick Tomlin
Public Information Coordinator

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