Texas police say they have solved the mystery of a severed human leg found on a highway in March.
Boerne Police Department officials said they believe the leg belonged to Jeremy McGee, 46, of Kerrville, Texas. McGee, a commercial truck driver, was killed after being hit by an SUV while standing in front of his truck on Interstate 10.
Officials said they made the discovery on Interstate 10 in Cibolo, Texas on March 22 – the same day as a fatal crash involving a commercial truck near the town of Boerne about 80 miles away.
“The leg that was found on Interstate 10 West [in Cibolo] is related to the fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 10 in Boerne,” Chris Shadrock, spokesman for the town of Boerne, told the Seguin Gazette. “Investigators currently believe that when the victim of this accident was initially struck by a black SUV, part of his body was in fact picked up by another 18-wheeler directly behind it. [SUV] driver.”
McGee had pulled his tractor-trailer onto the right shoulder of I-10 near Boerne. “The truck’s headlights were on, a right turn signal flashed, but the emergency turn signals were not activated,” a statement said.
While standing on the side of I-10, McGee was struck by a passing SUV. The driver of the SUV pulled over and remained at the scene, police said.
McGee was born in Arkansas but graduated from high school in central Texas.
According to his online obituary, he graduated from Ingram High School, “where his love for basketball was formed. He went on to play basketball at McMurray University and went on to play basketball for a travel club league. He later shared his love of the game while coaching his daughter’s team. He made sure the whole team could participate and enjoy the game as much as he did.
Authorities said they have not determined why McGee stopped his truck and stood along the road.
Texas was the state with the highest number of people killed outside a disabled vehicle from 2015 to 2019, totaling 263 people, according to an AAA report based on National Highway Traffic data. Safety Administration. California was second with 248.
Police are still investigating but said they do not plan to press charges against the driver of the SUV.
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