DALLAS, Texas — A Good Samaritan was struck and killed attempting to assist a stranded motorist on Monday afternoon, according to the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., on Monday, July 29, 2019, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office received a call about a disabled vehicle on westbound Interstate Highway 30 at Hampton Road.

The disabled vehicle, a white SUV, was blocking the left lane.

"An 18 wheeler pulled over to assist the stranded motorist and parked in front of the white SUV," according to the sheriff's office. "The driver got out and was trying to assist the stranded motorist when another vehicle, unable to avoid the disabled vehicle, struck it in the left rear portion."

 "The Impact caused the disabled SUV to strike the 18 wheeler driver," continued the statement.

The 18-wheeler driver, identified by police as 42-year-old Ryan Douglas-Jagues, was transported to Methodist Hospital in Dallas where he was pronounced deceased at 1:12 p.m.

Two other people were injured in the crash and transported to area hospitals.


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