Good Samaritan killed while helping trucker

Aug. 12– A truck driver who stopped to help another trucker whose brakes had overheated and caught fire was hit by a vehicle and killed early this morning on Tenn. 69-S near Dale’s Store in Walnut Grove, the Hardin County Fire Department said.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Merrill B. Kingsbury Jr., 69, of Hartselle, Ala., was rendering aid to the disabled vehicle when he stepped into the highway in a 55 mph zone.


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