WEAR Channel 3 reports that a good Samaritan was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while assisting a motorcyclist who had just lost control of his bike. The Florida Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 3:25 a.m. Sunday near Port Orange. Sgt. Kim Montes said the 23-year-old motorcyclist was thrown off his bike and onto the northbound lane of U.S. Highway 1. Subsequently, a 33-year-old female from New Smyrna Beach stopped to help. Montes said that while the female was kneeling over the victim, both were struck by a car driven by a 52-year-old male of Daytona Beach. A second car driven by a 39-year-old female from Port Orange struck the motorcyclist. Both were declared dead at the scene. The motorcyclist's name hasn't been released, pending notification of family. An investigation continues.
A pedestrian is dead after he was struck by a car while walking along a road in Jackson County. It happened on Highway 231 near Dionne Road around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Florida Highway Patrol says a 47 year old male was driving on Hwy 231 in a Toyota Tacoma while a 61 year-old male, was walking along the same road. Authorities noted that it was dark with no artificial lighting on the roadway and that the Tacoma traveling in the outside lane, failed to see the pedestrian. After the right front of the truck hit the pedestrian, he was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, for treatment but was later pronounced dead by hospital staff. The crash investigation continues, according to FHP.