Mother dies after rock thrown from I-35 overpass in Temple

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWKT/KYLE) — A woman is dead after Temple Police say someone threw a large rock from the railroad track overpass near Belair Drive onto Interstate 35 shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Police say a family of 5 was driving northbound on the highway between exits 303 and 305 when the rock went through the vehicle’s front passenger windshield, hitting 33-year-old Keila Ruby Flores.

KXAN sister station KWKT spoke to her brother over the phone. He was still in shock.

“Why would anyone want to throw a rock off the main interstate? It didn’t make any sense. It still doesn’t make any sense. I can’t believe it now,” Luis Flores says.

The victim was taken to a Baylor Scott and White Hospital, where she died from her injuries around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Her brother is now left with only memories of his little sister.

“[I’ll remember] her smile, her kindness for individuals, a good mother. I’ll remember her ’til the day I die,” he added.

Police have no suspect information. If you saw anything, you’re asked to call Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500.

Tips can also be sent through Bell County Crime Stoppers at, through the P3tips App or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477).

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