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Local Man Dies In Freak Early-Morning Accident On I-35

(Photo courtesy of Stacy Piggott)

(Photo courtesy of Stacy Piggott)

TEMPLE (December 6, 2013) Raymondo Carrasco, Sr., 53, of Nolanville, who got out of his Jeep after the vehicle ran into a guardrail on an icy Interstate 35 bridge early Friday was struck and killed by a pickup that slid across the highway after also hitting a slick spot.

The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m. Friday on the northbound interstate at mile marker 303A in Temple.

The initial investigation showed that Carrasco’s Jeep hit the right side guardrail of the bridge.

The accident caused only minor damage to the Jeep, police said, but at some point Carrasco got out of the vehicle.

Shortly after that the Ford pickup hit a slick spot, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which struck either the center divider or another vehicle and then slid across the highway, collided with the guardrail and struck Carrasco, who was thrown about 50 feet down an embankment to the service road, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, whose name was not released, was taken to Scott & White Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The northbound highway was closed in the area of the accident until around 10:40 a.m. Friday.

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