A Maryland man famous for an online video in which he was stopped by police while wearing a Batman costume died after his customized “Batmobile” broke down along a state highway, police said on Monday.
The man, Leonard Robinson, 51, began wearing the suit for visits to children’s hospitals, where he handed out knickknacks bearing the logo of the comic-book hero.
Maryland state police said he was killed late on Sunday after his customized Lamborghini broke down on I-70 near Hagerstown, Md., and stopped, partially in the fast lane.
Robinson, who was not wearing his costume at the time, had gotten out of the car and was checking the engine when the Batmobile was struck by a Toyota Camry. The Batmobile then hit him. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other car, a 39-year-old man, was not injured during the collision, and no charges have been filed, police said. A spokeswoman for the state police said an investigation into the crash will take about 30 days.
Maryland’s ‘Batman’ hit, killed on highway