Preventable Tragedies

Two men hospitalized after being struck by vehicle on I-15 in Orem

March 14, 2020

OREM, Utah — Two men were transported to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle while changing a tire on I-15 in Orem Friday night. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a vehicle traveling northbound on I-15 near University Parkway got a flat tire. Two separate civilians stopped to help that vehicle. One was helping with the tire, and the other was helping to direct traffic. An additional vehicle stuck the two men who where changing the tire.

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23-year-old man killed in Highway 101 crash identified

March 10, 2020

SAN JOSE — A 23-year-old man who was killed after getting out of his car on Highway 101 early Saturday morning has been identified. San Jose resident Olman Aparicio Ayala, 23, was driving his 1997 Acura northbound near Interstate 880 when he got into a single-car crash around 5:40 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol. Aparicio Ayala got out of his car and stood on the roadway, CHP said — at which point he was struck by two different cars, including a 2014 Dodge and a 2019 Chevy.

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3 killed in I-75 crash involving concrete mixer, several cars

March 10, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. — Update: Florida Highway Patrol has identified the people killed in the crash. Joseph Lydic, 50, of Sarasota, was driving the cement truck. Joseph Pontillo, 24, of Sarasota, was driving a Dodge Dakota. Jose Leal, 56, of Cape Coral, was one of the men changing a flat tire. Mario Mendoza, 53, of Cape Coral, is in critical condition. He was the other man changing a tire.

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Dane Co. good Samaritan struck by car while helping push SUV off the road

March 10, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Wis. (WMTV) – A good Samaritan was struck by a vehicle after stopping to help someone push their car to the side of the road, the Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office said. The man, who was identified as Jeremy Brenner, reportedly stopped at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 at Baltes Road, in Springfield, to help the other driver. Investigators say the 39-year-old, of Lone Rock, was pushing the Subaru Forester when he was struck by an eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Impala.

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1 Dead, 2 Recovering After Crash On I-40 Near Penn

March 09, 2020

One person is dead and two others are recovering after a deadly crash on Interstate 40 near Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday night. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers said 52-year-old Elizabeth Copeland was traveling westbound on I-40 when she hit the center barrier and stopped in the inside lane of the highway. A second vehicle then crashed into the first car. Copeland was pronounced dead at the scene, Troopers said. Two passengers were taken to OU Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

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Coroner: SC woman hit and killed while helping injured deer

March 09, 2020

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A woman who authorities say stopped to help an injured deer on a South Carolina road was struck and killed by a vehicle. Andrea Leigh Owens, 39, was with her husband in Anderson County early Sunday when they stopped their car to help the deer that had been hit and hurt, news outlets reported, citing a coroner’s office news release. Another vehicle struck Owens while she was rendering aid to the animal, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Brent Simpson said.

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Good Samaritans pull driver from wreckage of fatal I-75 crash

March 09, 2020

FLORENCE, Ky. (FOX19) - Several Good Samaritans stopped at the scene of a fatal crash on I-75 early Monday, helping police rescue a girl and comforting the crash’s victims as well as its self-confessed culprit. The crash happened around 8:35 a.m. Police say a tractor-trailer and utility pick-up stopped on the right shoulder of I-75 South in Florence after they were involved in a minor crash. While the two drivers were standing outside on the shoulder, a tractor-trailer traveling crashed into them.

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Loved ones celebrate life of woman hit, killed while helping driver who struck horses

March 08, 2020

According to the Highway Patrol report, a Toyota 4Runner was traveling south on U.S. 301 about 6:45 p.m. Feb. 27 when it hit two horses standing in the southbound lanes of the highway. The horses died from their injuries. Nault was driving her Hyundai Genesis behind the Toyota and saw the crash. She stopped to help, got out of her car and started to walk over to the other driver. But at the same moment, troopers said, a red Kia Forte that was also headed south on U.

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Man killed after being hit by car on I-26 in Newberry County identified

March 06, 2020

POMARIA, S.C. (WIS) - A man who died in the hospital days after being hit on I-26 West on Sunday has been identified. The collision happened March 1 near mile marker 83, which is near the exit for SC Highway 773, around 2:15 a.m. According to officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 1997 Chevy SUV pulling a trailer was disabled in the roadway when a 2014 Ford Mustang was traveling west on I-26.

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WHP RELEASES DETAILS ON SUNDAY’S MULTI-VEHICLE I-80 PILEUP

March 05, 2020

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released information on Thursday afternoon from its investigation on the multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 that occurred on Sunday, March 1, between Wamsutter and Rawlins. According to the WHP, troopers were dispatched to milepost 184 in the westbound lanes for a crash of roughly 30 vehicles, mostly commercial. Secondary crashes involving 25 vehicles occurred in front of the crash and within stopped traffic. Three fatalities were confirmed.

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