Man died helping crash victims
HPD: 5 cars involved in chain-reaction crash
A good Samaritan was killed when he tried to help victims involved in a crash on a busy southwest Houston freeway.
Houston police said the 57-year-old victim stopped his car on the South Loop near Stella Link Road at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after seeing two other vehicles involved in a minor accident in the middle eastbound lane.
A fourth car then smashed into the victim's car. The victim jumped out of the way but was struck by an oncoming car.
He was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.
Another driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Investigators said no charges have been filed and alcohol was not a factor in the chain-reaction crash.
"If involved in a minor accident, especially at night, go ahead and clear the accident scene and contact emergency services," said officer Michael Hart with HPD Traffic Division.
The victim's name was not released.