DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a good Samaritan who had stopped to help another motorist change a tire died of trauma injuries caused when he was hit by another vehicle along a Pennsylvania highway.
Troopers from the Dunmore barracks say the dead man is 30-year-old Richard Cummings, of Scranton.READ MORE: Gas Prices Rise In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid High Crude Prices
Police say Cummings stopped to help a 20-year-old man change a flat near Exit 5 of the Casey Highway in Mayfield just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday. A 17-year-old boy had also stopped to help out.
That’s when police say a sport-utility vehicle driven by a Simpson woman crashed into the disabled car, also hitting Cummings and injuring the car’s owner and the 17-year-old teen.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Stormy Evening Brings In Seasonal Temperatures For Early Next Week
Police say the crash remains under investigation and have not charged the driver.
The Lackawanna County coroner confirmed Cummings’ cause of death on Monday.
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