Preventable Tragedies

Woman hit, killed while trying to help injured motorist, deputies say

April 24, 2021

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — A woman who entered the roadway to offer help following a crash was hit and killed by an oncoming car, deputies say. It happened just after 10 p.m. Friday on Park Street and 62nd Avenue N., according to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news release. A man riding a scooter hit a boat trailer that had passed him, the sheriff’s office said. The driver towing the boat stopped to help, as well as other witnesses, including 62-year-old Michelle Lessl.

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Details of Wisconsin I-41 pileup emerge; 100 vehicles involved

April 23, 2021

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. - New details have emerged after a series of crashes on Interstate Highway 41 Wednesday, April 21. In the end, there were 20 crashes involving 100 vehicles – more than 30 of them were damaged. The incidents stretched 18 miles with people in need of help.The first crash happened in the Town of Wayne. Then, the calls cascaded in around 11:15 a.m. “You couldn’t tabletop an exercise like this,” Washington County Sheriff Martin Shulteis said.

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Driver struck, killed in Southfield after getting out to talk to driver of truck he crashed into

April 21, 2021

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A driver was struck by a vehicle and killed in Southfield after he got out of his car to talk to the driver of a pickup truck he had crashed into, state police said. Southfield police called state troopers to the scene before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 21). The crash happened on Northwestern Highway near Telegraph Road, according to authorities. Police said the driver of a passenger car lost control and crashed into a pickup truck.

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Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle

April 21, 2021

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A woman was hit and killed by a vehicle Wednesday just before 6:30 a.m. along WV Route 80. According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, the victim, Priscella Cline-Smith died at the scene of the accident near Paradise Island. Officials say the 62-year-old was from Verner, West Virginia. The sheriff’s department says the driver of the vehicle told deputies they were traveling north on Route 80 when they saw a tractor trailer stopped with its emergency lights on.

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CHP: 2 good Samaritans struck, 1 killed while helping another pedestrian in Sac County

April 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A good Samaritan died Friday night after she was struck by a car while trying to help another pedestrian in a separate crash in Sacramento County, according to the California Highway Patrol. A second woman who had also stopped to help was also hit by the car and suffered injuries. CHP said officers received a call about a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of Folsom Boulevard and Bradshaw Road around 8:15 p.

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Man involved in deadly crash on Highway 18 in Raymond

April 17, 2021

RAYMOND, Miss. (WJTV) – A man has died after he was struck by a pickup truck while outside of his vehicle Saturday morning. The crash happened around 6:00 a.m. along Highway 18 near Raymond High School. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, the driver, 30-year-old Andre Higgins of Utica, was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when his vehicle became disabled. While outside of his vehicle, an oncoming Ram pickup collided with Higgins and his vehicle.

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After getting a flat on I-190 in Sterling, motorist struck and killed by passing vehicles

April 16, 2021

STERLING — A motorist was struck by two passing vehicles and killed on Interstate 190 after getting out of his car to inspect a flat tire. The fatality occurred about 9 p.m. Thursday on the northbound side. The victim, a 29-year-old Orange man, had been driving a 2019 Subaru WRX on the southbound side of Interstate 190, according to state police. It is believed that the vehicle went out of control and crossed the median to the northbound lanes.

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Good Samaritan Killed Helping a Truck Driver Whose Tractor Trailer Got Stuck in Downed Utility Lines

April 16, 2021

According to the Highway Patrol, Vince Campbell had been trying to clear the tangled lines when another vehicle traveling southbound clipped the hanging wire that struck and killed him. An Ohio man who stopped to help a truck driver whose tractor-trailer was tangled in some downed telephone lines was killed when he was struck by the wires, officials said. Vance Owen Campbell, 54, was driving in Crane Township on Wednesday when he saw the truck become entangled in some low-hanging telephone lines that had been damaged from an earlier traffic crash, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Peoplereported.

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Woman killed in I-20 crash involving truck-tractor, semi-trailer, Arlington police say

April 16, 2021

A woman was killed on I-20 in Arlington early Friday when her car hit a semi-trailer that was in the road due to an earlier crash involving a suspected intoxicated driver, police said. The woman who died was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Samantha Maxine Skaggs, 21, of Alberta, Canada. She died at the scene. Michael Bailey, 38, of Arlington, was arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter, police said.

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Deadly Crash Just After Midnight On Century (105) Freeway: Horrific Carpool Lane Collision With Disabled Toyota Death Car

April 15, 2021

A motorist was killed Thursday when his Toyota crashed and stopped in a carpool lane on the Century (105) Freeway in the Willowbrook area and was hit by another vehicle. The collision was reported about 12:55 a.m. on the westbound 105 Freeway west of Alameda Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. Gerson Jimenez, 38, of Whittier died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.Jimenez was driving a 2005 Toyota that crashed and stopped in the carpool lane.

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