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‘Good Samaritan’ killed after stopping on highway to help at crash, Arizona cops say

Arizona Department of Public Safety

A good Samaritan who stopped to help at a crash scene was struck and killed, according to police in Arizona.

The victim has been identified as Douglas Scott Hunt, 34, of Mesa, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run earlier in the day got into another crash on State Route 202 on Sunday, Sept. 24, police said in a news release.

Hunt and another person stopped to help when they saw a crash, police say.

“While assisting, one of the good Samaritans was struck and killed,” the release said.

Sgt. Eric Andrews told FOX10 Phoenix that “another vehicle crashed into the good Samaritans’ car and pushed it” into Hunt.

“This is the worst-case scenario where someone who was completely uninvolved is stopping to help those that they saw were in need and ended up being the victim themself,” Andrews told FOX10.

Police say two other drivers were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities are still investigating and say “impairment is being investigated as a possible factor,” the release said.

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