Thursday, March 2, 2017

Man Killed Walking Down Middle Of I-35

Police Thursday identified a man who was struck and killed as he walked in the middle of the outside lane of northbound Interstate 35 as Elgene Robertson, 35.

The accident was reported at around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound highway between Pizza Hut and the old Johnson Brothers Ford.

A northbound Acura SUV struck Robertson first, police said, and then several other vehicles hit the man as well.

Some of the drivers of the vehicles that struck Robertson did not stop, police said.

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Both northbound lanes of the highway were closed after the accident and authorities diverted traffic off the highway.

At around 10:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a multiple-vehicle crash on the northbound highway in Temple.

Firefighters had to extricate one person from the wreckage of a vehicle, but no serious injuries were reported.

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Source: KWTX

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