Truck driver Jeffrey Jones, 36, a resident of Hildebran, NC, was killed
Sunday, Dec. 14, after he stopped to help a car driver whose vehicle had become
trapped in roadside snow, media outlets reported.
The accident occurred on Interstate 70 near Lover, PA, which
is directly south of Pittsburgh.
Jones was hit when another tractor-trailer approached the
scene and lost control, The Valley
Independent reported. The second rig hit Jones and then the car of the
person he had stopped to help. As that driver tried to bring the rig under
control to avoid hitting other pedestrians and firefighters on the scene, he
hit Colin Rodgers of Monessen, PA, the
man Jones stopped to help.
Rodgers was treated
for minor injuries, the newspaper said.