Elgene Robertson Killed in Temple, TX, Pedestrian Accident
Temple, TX -- March 1, 2017, Elgene Robertson was killed following an accident in which he was struck by several vehicles while walking along the highway.
The Temple Police Department was called to northbound lanes of I-35 near Johnson Brothers Ford. The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m.
According to preliminary investigations, 35-year-old Robertson was walking along northbound I-35. For reasons that aren't yet clear, he somehow crossed paths with an oncoming vehicle. The car hit him across the road into traffic. He was then struck by multiple vehicles, and several cars crashed trying to avoid the accident.
Robertson suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash. One person had to be extracted from their vehicle, though it's unclear if they were injured.
Police say that several vehicles that struck Robertson left the scene. Authorities are still searching for these people.
The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. No additional details have been released.
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