Pedestrian Crossing I-35 Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Waco, TX
Waco, TX — December 12, 2022, a 51-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle while crossing Interstate 35 in Waco.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 6:45 p.m. on I-35. Preliminary investigation suggests only that the male pedestrian was trying to cross the highway on foot when he was hit by a northbound Chevrolet Trax.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Waco Pedestrian Accident on I-35
Often after an accident like this, people are quick to write it off as someone on foot in a place they shouldn't be. While it's true that pedestrian traffic on the interstate is at high risk (and is generally prohibited by law), it's still never prudent to jump to conclusions about who or what is to blame for the tragic end of someone's life.
I don't want to speculate on what did or didn't happen on I-35, but if investigating accidents for nearly 30 years has taught me anything it's that few if any of them are truly simple or straightforward. A man lost his life here and that alone warrants as thorough an investigation as possible. If police aren't inclined to give this situation the time and attention it deserves, maybe an independent investigator should look again so the victim's loved ones get clear answers.