Man Dies While Helping Stranger Change Flat Tire

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    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 northeastern Pennsylvania highway.

    WATCH: Man dies after crashing into tree

    Troopers from the Dunmore barracks say the dead man is 30-year-old Richard Cummings, of Scranton.

    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.

    Police say the crash remains under investigation and have not charged the driver.

    The Lackawanna County coroner confirmed Cummings' cause of death on Monday.

    Click here for more news from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

     


    Get the latest from NBC10 Philadelphia anytime: Android/iPhone/iPad Apps | SMS Alerts | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS