Jeremy McGee Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident on I-10 in Boerne, TX
Boerne, TX -- March 22, 2022, 48-year-old truck driver Jeremy McGee was struck and killed by a passing vehicle on Interstate 10 in Boerne.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:45 a.m. along the 38500 block of eastbound I-10 near mile marker 538. Preliminary investigation suggests McGee stopped his commercial 18-wheeler on the shoulder of the highway and exited for unknown reasons. Investigators say the truck's headlights and its right blinker were on, but its hazards were not activated.
McGee was on foot outside his truck when a passing vehicle struck him. The driver pulled over immediately and remained at the scene.
McGee was pronounced dead at the scene.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Jeremy McGee Accident on I-10 in Boerne
Obviously there are a lot of lingering questions about what happened here. I'm not coming down on investigators for not having all the dots connected so soon after the crash, but I hope they'll devote the necessary time and attention to making proper sense of this terrible accident. Why did the victim pull off the road? Why did he get out? Reports say he didn't put the truck's hazard lights on; why not? Did he expect his stop not to last more than a minute or two? How far did he pull off the roadway? Was the truck fully on the other side of the fog line? If not, why not? Could the approaching driver see the truck and driver clearly on approach? Is that area lit at night? Was the driver paying full attention to their surroundings?
I know I'm machine-gunning questions here, but like I said--there's still a lot to learn about what went down, and I'm concerned that police will pull their customary trick of investigating just enough to fill in the blanks on their reports and then move on. That's not meant to insult their hard work, just to point out that their time and attention is often in great demand. They rarely can afford to devote the resources needed to truly get to the bottom of these issues, so if there's any confusion left over about what happened then it may be best to work with independent investigators to fill in the blanks. At the very least the victim's loved ones deserve all the answers they can get.