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Beloved Batman impersonator killed on Maryland highway

Posted at 2:54 PM, Aug 17, 2015

A Maryland man who was known for dressing as Batman and visiting hospitalized children was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a car.

Highway patrol investigators told the Associated Press that Leonard Robinson, 51, was checking the engine of his Batmobile — a customized Lamborghini — on Interstate 70 when a Toyota Camry hit him and his parked vehicle. Robinson's Batmobile had apparently broken down.

The 39-year old driver of the Camry was not hurt, according to Baltimore's WMAR-TV. Robinson was not wearing his Batman costume when the crash happened, according to police.

Fans of Robinson's charity work mourned his death. On Monday afternoon, LifeBridge Health, a hospital network in the Baltimore area, tweeted condolences to Robinson's loved ones.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.