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Trucker loses life while helping stranded motorist


A semi truck driver trying to lend a hand to a stranded motorist was struck by another vehicle and killed yesterday, Texas police say.

The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29 on westbound I-30 in Dallas, Texas.

Police say that 42 year old truck driver Ryan Douglas-Jaques came upon a white SUV that was disabled in the left lane of the interstate and parked in front of the SUV to try to protect it from interstate traffic.

Douglas-Jaques then got out of his truck to try to help the stranded SUV driver.

While he was out of the truck, a third driver traveling west on I-30 struck the SUV, which then struck Douglas-Jaques and his semi truck.

Douglas-Jaques was transported to the hospital but later passed away as a result of his injuries.

Two other people in the third vehicle were also taken to the hospital, according to CBS 11.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office says that they do not plan to file charges against the motorist who struck Douglas-Jaques.


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