Edward Paul Moton Charged In Fatal Elms Road Accident

Edward Paul Moton, 23, was charged with evading arrest or detention causing death for his involvement in an accident that left one Killeen man dead in July.

According to an arrest affidavit, on July 7, a Killeen Police Department officer saw Edward Paul Moton, 23, of Killeen driving a blue Dodge Charger, 20mph over the speed limit, in the area of East Elms Road and W.S. Young Drive. The officer attempted to stop the car. Moton did not comply. The officer turned off his lights and followed the car at reduced speed.

A second officer spotted the car traveling northbound on Trimmier Road, then west on East Elms Road. It disappeared, and a plume of smoke was seen, cresting the hill at Elms and Stefek Drive. That same officer noted that he saw a “tremendous” amount of debris as he approached the scene.

Moton was pulled from the driver’s seat of the Charger as the car began burning. A passenger crawled out of the car just before it caught fire.

Witnesses told investigators that Moton crashed into a light-colored SUV, which in turn crashed into a black pick-up truck.

Victor Alexander Demarest, 41, died after being ejected from his light-colored SUV during a collision with the Charger.

Moton was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of evading arrest or detention causing death — a second-degree felony. A judge set his bond at 500,000 dollars.

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