Fired Killeen ISD Bus Driver Found Dead At Local Park
We are getting a very sad and tragic update to a story we reported earlier today about a Killeen ISD bus driver who lost his job after an incident that involved a student getting hit by a vehicle on Monday.
According to our news partners at News 10, the Bell County Sheriffs Department found William "Bill" Jones shot to death in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Gap Park on Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Harker Heights.
Jones was confirmed to have been the Killeen ISD bus driver that was fired Monday after he was cited for failure to activate his bus’s red warning lights before an incident in which a middle school student who exited the bus and then started to cross the street in front of it walked into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.
The unidentified student remains in the hospital in stable condition.
The situation is very unfortunate. We are respectful and sorrowful for all parties involved in this tragic chain of events. We are dedicated to working diligently and compassionately towards providing all parties resolve. We hope the student continues on the path to an expedient recovery, the family finds comfort, and all those involved are able to find peace. This situation remains a very unfortunate accident - Statement from KISD
William "Bill Jones worked for KISD Transportation for 12 years. Officials said this was an isolated incident and an autopsy has been ordered.