SHREVEPORT, La. — Police say a Louisiana man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle while trying to help motorists in an unrelated highway crash.
The Shreveport Times reports 74-year-old Ray Franklin Patton of Shreveport was killed Sunday on Interstate 20. Police say Patton had witnessed a crash between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck and was trying to assist the victims.
Shreveport police said Patton pulled over and stopped his vehicle, then tried to cross both eastbound lanes of I-20 to get to the crash. He was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed the roadway.
Police said two people in the preceding crash were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com