Fort Hood soldier killed in motorcycle crash in Killeen

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Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 9:57 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2022 at 10:03 AM CST
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A Fort Hood soldier identified by police as Jacob Oswald is dead following a motorcycle-vehicle crash Thursday night.

Killeen Police officers responded at approximately 8:43 p.m. on Nov. 3 to a crash in the area of W. Stan Schlueter Loop and Hudson Drive involving a motorcycle and an SUV.

The officers located Oswald lying in the roadway and started performing life-saving measures until paramedics arrived.

A preliminary investigation revealed Oswald was riding a black Harley Davidson and traveling westbound in the inside lane of E. Stan Schlueter Loop when the driver of a black Nissan Rogue traveling southbound on Hudson Drive failed to yield right of way at a stop sign.

The Nissan Rogue then entered the intersection causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle.

Oswald was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:07 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Oswald was part of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, “Black Jack” with the 1st Cavalry Division. According to Fort Hood, the 22-year-old joined the U.S. Army in July 2019 and was assigned to Fort Hood following his training in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

“Our deepest condolences are extended to Specialist Oswald’s family, his loved ones, and his friends,” said Col. C.J. Kirkpatrick,  brigade commander for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. “We have been in constant contact with the Soldier’s family and are working with them to offer support during this difficult time.”

The accident is under investigation by Killeen Police Department.

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