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Texas woman dies after rock crashing through windshield strikes her

A woman in Texas died after a rock thrown from an overpass crashed through the windshield of the car she was riding in and struck her, police say.

According to a statement from the Temple Police Department in Temple, Texas, a family of five was traveling on Interstate 35 on Saturday night when someone tossed a large rock from the railroad track overpass on to the highway.

Police say the rock crashed through the front windshield of the family’s vehicle, striking Keila Flores, 33, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

The incident caused significant injuries to Flores, who later died at a hospital Sunday morning, police say.

Police are treating the case as a homicide, but say they have no information on a suspect. 

“It was a loud impact, almost like an explosion, that went off in the car — I didn’t know what it was,” Christopher Rodriguez, Flores’ boyfriend and the driver of the vehicle, told “Good Morning America.” Flores’ three children were sitting behind her when it happened, reports ABC News.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Temple Police Department at (254)-298-5500, Bell County Crime Stoppers at, or the P3tips App, or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477).

“I just hope they catch this individual,” Luis Flores, Keila Flores’ brother, said, according to ABC News. “She didn’t deserve that. No one deserves that.”

Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.


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