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Police: Massive backup and delays on I-35 northbound, 1 killed

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Dec 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-13 16:45:18-05

A 51-year-old man was the victim of a fatal crash that closed all main lanes on I-35 northbound Monday evening.

The crash caused a massive backup and delays near McLane Stadium. Waco police said the accident took place around 6:45 p.m. near exit 337A after the 51-year-old pedestrian was crossing the interstate on foot and was struck by a driver.

"A 51-year-old male has died due to the severity of his injuries," said police. "Officers on-scene notified Waco PD’s Crash Reconstructionist Team along with the Waco PD Crime Scene Unit, Waco PD Victim Services, and the McLennan County Justice of the Peace Lee, who all responded and assisted on scene."

The victim was declared dead by Justice of the Peace Lee, said Waco police.

"The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin," said police. "This is an ongoing investigation."