Good Samaritan dies after trying to rescue driver in Conn.

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October 8, 2012, 5:12 pm
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(NECN) - An elderly man died as he was trying to the rescue another driver involved in a crash in Connecticut on Monday morning.

State police say 83-year-old Richard Herron stopped to help a driver whose SUV had rolled over on Interstate 84 in Hartford early this morning.
He jumped over the center median to avoid a tractor trailer and fell 35 feet off an elevated highway.
Police say he probably didn't realize there as a large drop.
He died at the hospital.

The driver who Herron stopped to help sustained only minor injuries in the crash.

Tags: connecticut, hartford, Good Samaritan, fatal accident, Richard Herron
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