Good Samaritan killed while trying to aid motorist in Dane County

Posted: 4:36 PM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 21:36:02Z

DEFOREST, Wis (AP) - Police say a man who stopped along a Dane County highway to help a driver involved in a crash died when he fell from the overpass to a road below.

DeForest police say the 25-year-old Monona man was trying to help a motorist who had struck several guardrails on Highway 51 Saturday about 9 p.m. before coming to a stop in a traffic lane. The driver was arrested for drunken driving.

The Good Samaritan was taken to a hospital after falling from the overpass and died a few hours later.