A 77-year-old man was pushing a bicycle on Interstate 14 in Killeen Friday morning when he was hit and killed by several vehicles, according to police.
Some cars that hit him didn’t even stop, police said.
“Several vehicles that struck the male did not stop and the Traffic Unit would like to speak with the operators of those vehicles, or any other witnesses, about the accident,” the Killeen Police Department said in a news release.
Police have not named the man, pending notification of next of kin.
He was pushing the purple, BMX-style bicycle shortly before 7 a.m. when he was struck by multiple vehicles in the center, westbound lane of I-14 near Rosewood Drive, police said.
“Officers arrived on scene and found a 77-year-old male fatally injured. Several citizens had stopped to render first aid and pull the male from the roadway,” according to the KPD release.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the man deceased at 7:43 a.m. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
At least two of the westbound lanes were closed for hours as emergency crews worked the scene, backing up morning traffic into Harker Heights.
At about 8 a.m., the bicycle was seen upside down near the median in the westbound lanes of I-14 between the Rosewood Drive and Stan Schlueter Loop intersections. A white sheet nearby appeared to cover the man’s body, surrounded by multiple emergency vehicles.