A Bell County Grand Jury indicted a Fort Hood soldier Wednesday in connection with a 2017 street racing incident that left another man dead after that other man's car crashed into a Killeen home.
Sylvester Hiroyuki Hernandez, 33, was indicted on a charge of racing on a highway -- causing serious bodily injury or death. He turned himself in after a warrant was issued late last year.
Investigators said Hernandez was racing Kali Athinos Strongheart, 28, in December on Bunny Trail in Killeen when Strongheart hit a curb with his Dodge Challenger, drove through a front yard, struck a tree and rammed into a house on Barbed Wire Drive. Strongheart was also a soldier -- based at Fort Stewart in Georgia. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Strongheart used to live in Killeen and was buried at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. He was an Army infantryman, who, at one point, spent time stationed in Texas, Germany, and Georgia -- in addition to serving two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, according to his obituary.