Copperas Cove Teen Hit And Killed By Truck
13-year-old Alyssa Martinez of Copperas Cove was killed Saturday after being struck by a pickup truck while attempting to cross a highway on foot.
According to an investigation by the Department of Public Safety, Martinez attempted to cross Farm-to-Market road 1113 just west of the city limits when she was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup. A DPS trooper’s report indicated that the girl did not yield to the passing truck.
Martinez was transported to hospital in Killeen around 8:40 p.m. where she was later pronounced dead. She was taken to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home and funeral arrangements are pending.
The driver of the pickup was not injured.