Texas deputy dies when struck by vehicle on Interstate 35
April 26, 2020
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Bell County, Texas, deputy sheriff was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle while helping a neighboring county's sheriff’s department try to stop another vehicle it had pursued into Bell County on Interstate 35.
Deputy John Andrew Rhoden, 31, was killed when he was struck about 1:45 a.m. Sunday in Temple, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of Dallas, said Bell County Sheriff's Lt. Bob Reinhard.
Reinhard said Rhoden was assisting Williamson County deputies who were pursuing a vehicle on the interstate when he was struck.