Good Samaritan Dies After Trying to Rescue Driver in Conn.

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    83-year-old man falls 35 feet off portion of I-84 in attempt to help another driver (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (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.