Woman dies after rock thrown from overpass crashes through windshield in Texas

Keila Ruby

Keila Ruby

On Saturday, Keila Ruby Flores, 33, of Waco, was riding in a vehicle with her boyfriend and her three children on Interstate 35 when the rock came hurtling through the windshield at about 8:41 p.m., shattering it and striking Flores who was in the front passenger seat, the Temple Police Department says in a release. "It's an explosion", Rodriguez told KWTX.

Police say someone threw a rock from the overpass, to the interstate below, hitting Flores' vehicle, breaking the windshield and hitting Flores, who sat in the front passenger seat.

The rock was allegedly thrown off of a railroad overpass on the Interstate between exits 303 and 305, say police in the release.

A rock crashed through the windshield causing significant injuries.

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"This individual stopped and helped me", an emotional Rodriguez said.

Police in Temple did not immediately return a request seeking comment in connection to the case Tuesday, but it's believed to be the first of its kind in the town of roughly 75,000 residents north of Austin, according to Officer Shawana Neely. "Was it just enjoyment?" Boyfriend Christopher Rodriguez was driving and the children, the youngest of them 6 years old, were in the backseat.

Rodriguez recalled "shaking" his girlfriend to wake her up.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide; however, there are no suspects at this time. "Justice will take over, and I do believe that they will do their job and they will find this person".

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