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Woman Hit And Killed After Trying To Cross Interstate

Walking along busy roadways can be dangerous. So much so, that many states have laws on the books which prohibit pedestrians from walking along a highway or interstate, except under very specific conditions.  The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)  cites  the Texas Transportation Code  § 552.006

“A pedestrian may not walk along or on a roadway if an adjacent sidewalk is provided and is accessible.  If a sidewalk is not provided, a pedestrian walking along and on a highway shall if possible walk on (1) the left side of the roadway; or (2) the shoulder of the highway is facing oncoming traffic.”

NBCDFW, Channel 5 in Dallas – Fort Worth reports that a woman was killed as she was attempting to cross Interstate 35 in Burleson on Thursday, April 11th.  Dallas Police investigators indicate that the accident happened in the Southbound Lanes near the exit ramp for Hidden Creek Parkway.

The victim has been identified as Star Byrd, 39.  Investigators believe that Byrd may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the fatal accident and she may have also been emotionally disturbed.

Emergency crews pronounced Byrd dead at the scene.

Police say that there were possibly four vehicles involved in the fatal accident. All of the drivers stayed at the scene of the accident and did not leave the scene until released by law enforcement officers.

 

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