Rock Thrown From Temple Overpass Fatally Injures Driver
Temple police are investigating after a 33-year-old woman was fatally injured by a rock thrown from an I-35 overpass Saturday night.
Temple PD Public Information Officer Shawana Neely said Sunday that officers responded to an unknown injury call near the 2600 block of I-35 and Bellaire Dr. around 8:41 PM. They were advised that a family of five were traveling north on the interstate between exits 303 and 305 when someone threw a large rock from a railroad overpass onto the highway.
The rock struck the vehicle's windshield, penetrating it and hitting the driver, identified as Keila Ruby Flores.
Flores was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where she passed away as a result of her injuries at 10:32 AM Sunday. Neely said an autopsy has been ordered.
Unfortunately, no suspect information was available as of Sunday.
Temple police are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact them at (254) 298-5500. Information can also be sent through Bell County Crime Stoppers at BellCountyCrimeStoppers.com, through the P3tips App, or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction, and you do not have to give them your name.