Local Man Struck, Killed While Walking Along Highway

MOFFAT (October 7, 2013)—The man who died when a car struck him as he walked along the side of a Central Texas highway has been identified as Joe Cardoza, Jr., 24, of Temple.

The Department of Public Safety initially identified him as Joe Cildoz, but corrected the last name on Monday.

Cardoza was walking west at around 7:20 p.m. Thursday on Highway 36 two miles west of Temple when a car veered off the road and struck him, the DPS said.

An investigation is underway, DPS said, and the driver of the car has not been charged.


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