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Arrested | Suspect taken into custody after hitting two pedestrians and fleeing the scene

One of the pedestrians has been released from the hospital and the other is still in critical condition.

KILLEEN, Texas — Killeen Police investigated a hit and run case that sent two people to the hospital. On Sunday, May 24, just before 10:45 P.M. officers were called to the Cefco at 1007 N. WS Young Drive in reference to a crash that involved a pedestrian, according to KPD.

Police said they found two people in the parking lot. One was in critical condition the other had non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to Baylor Scott & White.  According to KPD, officers were told that an SUV was traveling south in the outside lane. Two pedestrians were walking north on the west side on the sidewalk. The SUV was traveling at an unsafe speed and the driver drove up on the sidewalk and hit both pedestrians. 

The SUV then continued to drive through the parking lot and fled the area. One of the pedestrians has been released from the hospital and the other is still in critical condition.

Shirlene and LeeAnna Salazar said they know the two victims and identified them as Donald Armstead and Bryan Story. Leanna Salazar said Armstead had surgery on his shoulder, has a broken collar bone and staples in his head. She said Story is in the Surgical ICU. 

"I just want this kid to be brought to justice and, I mean, so he can kind of face what he has done because in the end of all of this my friend could die," LeeAnna Salazar said.

Through the investigation, officers were able to identify the driver. The case was presented to the DA and two complaints were returned and charged the suspect and on Friday. The suspect, Jordan Mikal Smart is currently in the Bell County Jail.

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