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No ID yet on woman struck, killed in bizarre I-20 accident near Merkel

Published On: May 01 2013 03:04:36 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2013 12:30:04 PM CDT
I-20 body picture
MERKEL, Texas -

Authorities are investigating a bizarre accident that happened on Interstate 20 just west of Merkel overnight Tuesday.

DPS troopers said the dismembered body of a woman was discovered on I-20 near mile marker 267.

Authorities believe the woman was involved in an earlier accident in the eastbound lane of I-20, about 2:50 a.m.  The unidentified woman then walked onto the westbound lanes of the interstate. She was struck by a truck driven by a man from Holiday Lakes.

The DPS said the victim did not possess any form of identification.  

The body was initially taken to Abilene Professional Services and then taken to Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.