Killeen woman charged in death of motorcyclist

A Killeen woman is in jail and charged with failing to stop and render aid to a motorcyclist after a hit and run crash last month.

KILLEEN - A Killeen woman has been charged for failing to stop and render aid to a motorcycle rider after a hit-and-run crash in March in the 1400 block of Rancier Avenue.

Officials said police were able to identify the driver of the Hyundai Tiburon as 26-year-old Cassandra Marzella Ekis.

A warrant was issued for Ekis on Tuesday and she was apprehended by the Waco Police Department.

On March 22, officers were called out to the scene of the accident involving the Tiburon and a Suzuki motorcycle.  

An investigation found the car was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue and the motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Rancier Avenue.

Ekis failed to yield right of way when she attempted to turn left onto Alexander Street causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle. She fled the scene on foot.

Officer found the victim, 48-year-old Derrick Roy Evans of Killeen at the scene and transported to Baylor Scott & White where he later succumbed to his injuries.

An investigation found the car was traveling westbound in the inside lane on Rancier Avenue and the motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Rancier Avenue.

Ekis failed to yield right of way when she attempted to turn left onto Alexander Street causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle. 

Ekis is currently in the Bell County Jail.

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