The mystery of a human leg found on an interstate in Texas has been solved after a thorough police investigation, officials say. 

The human leg was first discovered on Interstate 10 in Cibolo, Texas on March 22nd – the same day as a fatal crash in Boerne about 50 miles away. 

According to Star-Telegram, investigators then turned the case over to officials in Boerne, who solved the mystery by March 23rd. Boerne police say that the leg belonged to truck driver Jeremy McGee, a man killed in a crash after he was struck by an SUV while standing outside of his semi truck on I-10, reported KSAT News.

“At this time, it is believed McGee was outside of truck for unknown reasons when he was struck by a passing motorist,” a statement about the incident read according to Seguin Gazette.

“The driver of the passenger vehicle that struck the victim immediately pulled over and remained on scene. Investigators found the truck McGee was driving stopped on the right-hand shoulder of the interstate.”

“Investigators currently believe that when the victim in that accident was initially hit by a black SUV, a part of his body was actually picked up by an 18-wheeler directly behind that driver,” said Boerne Communications Director Chris Shadrock. The severed leg was then unknowingly carried by the semi truck for 50 miles before it finally fell off along I-10 in Cibolo. 

No further information has been released.  

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