Just before noon on Thursday, William Craig Holland of Roanoke pulled his Chevy SUV over on the northbound I-35 service road near Temple, Texas to change a flat tire. The driver of a Jeep also pulled over to help him. The driver of a pickup truck failed to notice the two vehicles and William Holland in time to avoid a tragic accident. The pickup truck driver fatally struck William Holland and also hit the two vehicles that had been pulled over. Authorities were investigating the tragic accident. (Source: Paul J, Gately, kwtx.com, 5/23/13)
The I-35 accident attorneys at Denena Points, PC express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. William Craig Holland.
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