Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Maryland highway
By Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox (Washington Post, 8/17/2015)
The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made him a viral sensation around the world, has died.
Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a black Lamborghini and dressed as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was apparently struck by a car on I-70 Sunday night near Hagerstown after his Batmobile broke down. He was coming home from a car show in West Virginia.
Maryland state police said Batman had engine trouble. He’d gotten out of the car to check the problem when the Batmobile was struck by a Toyota Camry. The Batmobile then hit him.
Continue reading at the Washington Post.
- Who is the Route 29 Batman? This Guy (By Michael S. Rosenwald, The Washington Post, 3/28/2012)
- Full Video (with Audio) of Batman getting pulled over by Police
- “Lamborghini Batman” Was At Georgetown Last Week (By Matt Hardigree, Jalopnik, 3/26/2012)
- Batman impersonator dies in highway crash (ABC 2 News / AP)
- Man who visited DC-area hospitals dressed as ‘Batman’ struck and killed along MD highway (Fox 5, DC)
- Batman Impersonator Killed While Checking Batmobile Engine Trouble (Hollywood Reporter)