City of Temple


TPD responds to fatal accident

UPDATE: TEMPLE, TX (December 21, 2019) – The victim of Saturday's fatal accident had been identified as 53-year-old Quinton Raeford of Temple. Next of kin have been notified.

The initial investigation indicates Raeford was traveling in the wrong direction and collided with the oncoming vehicle.

The scene has cleared and traffic has returned to normal.


TEMPLE, TX (December 21, 2019) –
The Temple Police Department responded to a fatal accident at about 4:15 a.m. Saturday in the 5600 block of Southwest HK Dodgen Loop.

One individual was pronounced deceased. Two were transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Next of kin have not yet been notified.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area. 

TPD's Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the accident. More information will be released as it is available.

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Cody Weems
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(C) 254.770.8364

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