A woman was killed early Thursday morning after stopping to help other drivers involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 94 when she was struck by an SUV.
This is the second time in the last week that a driver who stopped to help someone on a San Diego freeway ended up losing their life.
Thursday's incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. on eastbound SR-94 near 30th Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officials said the wreck involved a Honda Civic and Mercedes-Benz sedan, prompting a couple to stop and help the crash victims.
After checking on the occupants of the Civic, CHP officials said a woman ran across the freeway to check on a couple in the Mercedes when she was hit by a Jeep SUV. CHP officials said the impact sent the woman onto the westbound lanes, where she was hit by another vehicle. The woman, who was not identified, was declared dead at the scene.
The Jeep's driver and two people in the Mercedes were reported to have been taken to the hospital The eastbound 94 lanes were reopened at around 5 a.m. after being closed for at least three hours.
Late last week, a San Diego sailor stopped to help who he thought was someone in a disabled car, when he was shot and killed by the man in the car who police say had just committed an earlier crime. The suspect was arrested. Read more.
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