According to the police reports, the initial accident was between a Mini-van and an SUV that was traveling northbound on I-77 and side-swiped one another, causing the first collision.
Somehow, the SUV ended up in the middle of the interstate in the northbound lanes.
Upon arrival to the scene, a good Samaritan leapt from his vehicle and rushed to the overturned SUV to help the victim lodged in the vehicle.
It was only a few seconds later, and to everyone’s dismay, that a tractor-trailer came zooming by, pushing the SUV several feet across the highway, and killing both men instantly.
The person driving the Mini-van only suffered minor injuries. Sadly, the same can not be said for the man driving the SUV, and the man who graciously risked his life to help the injured.
Interstate 77 had to be shut down for multiple hours while a clean-up crew worked around the clock to have the streets cleaned for all of the morning travelers.
As of this morning, no charges have yet been filed against the tractor-trailer operator. The names of the two victims has yet to be releases.
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