Severed Leg Found 40 Miles From Where Texas Man Was Killed

A human leg has been found on a Texas highway more than forty miles away from where a deadly car crash took place earlier on the same day, said Cibolo police.

The macabre discovery was made on March 22 by a driver on Interstate 10 in Cibolo, just north of San Antonio, who saw a human leg in the eastbound lanes of the roadway and then called the police, KSAT reported.

One lane of the I-10 remained closed for a couple of hours as police investigated the incident.

"On March 22 at about 12:47 p.m., an officer was dispatched to I-10 West for a report of a human leg on the roadway," Richard Mireles, Cibolo Police Department's public relations officer, said, as reported by Seguin Gazette.

Car crash stock image
Stock image of a car crash. The fatal accident on the I-10 happened on March 22. Getty Images

"The officer searched the area and discovered the human leg on the 13700 block of I-10 West headed eastbound."

During their investigation, Cibolo Police Department found out about a deadly crash that had occurred on the same day along the I-10 in Boerne—several miles away from the site the severed limb was found.

The crash killed Jeremy McGee, 48, of Kerrville, who had been outside his truck when he was hit by a passing car, thought to be a black SUV, said Boerne city officials. They said it's still unclear why McGee was out of his car.

The incident took place at about 6:46 a.m. on March 22 in the 38500 block of eastbound I-10 near mile marker 538 in Boerne, according to a statement released by the City of Boerne. McGee was found dead at the scene.

A recent study the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) suggests that SUVs, pickup trucks, vans and minivans are two to four times more likely than other types of vehicles to hit pedestrians when making turns.

"It's possible that the size, shape or location of the A-pillars that support the roof on either side of the windshield could make it harder for drivers of these larger vehicles to see crossing pedestrians when they are turning," IIHS Senior Transportation Engineer Wen Hu said in a press release.

Investigators found that McGee had stopped his truck on the right-hand shoulder of the Interstate, according to city officials. The driver who hit McGee immediately stopped and remained on the scene, and is not expected to be charged.

McGee's leg then likely made its way to the 10700 block of the I-10 in Cibolo by seemingly being picked up by another vehicle right after the crash.

"At this time, it's believed another vehicle was traveling near the black SUV," Boerne communication director Chris Shadrock told My San Antonio.

"Upon Mr. McGee being struck by the vehicle, his foot somehow ended up lodged onto a vehicle and fell off in the community of Cibolo."

Boerne investigators identified the human leg found in Cibolo as McGee's missing limb and were able to return it to the body before burial, according to My San Antonio.

Shadrock told the newspaper that the driver of the black SUV who hit McGee is cooperating with police and it is not expected that charges will be filed. The case is still being investigated.

According to Boerne city officials, the deadly crash of March 22 where McGee lost his life was the first traffic fatality of 2022 in the city.