Man Fatally Struck While Helping Stranded Woman on Loop 12 in Dallas

Good Samaritan killed in fiery crash after helping stranded driver

A man died Wednesday after being struck by a suspected drunken driver while helping a woman stranded on Loop 12 in Dallas, police say. [[416306893,C]]

Dallas police said 26-year-old Lavander Leon Hammon Jr. stopped his Ford Ranger pickup to help the woman change a flat tire on the shoulder of northbound Loop 12, just north of Interstate 30, at about 10:05 p.m.

Police said Hammon had finished changing the tire and was loading equipment when he was struck by a Chrysler 200 and crushed between his truck and the sedan, which caught fire.

Hammon was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The driver of the Chrysler — a 45-year-old woman — was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and later charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Traffic was diverted to the service road and I-30 while police investigated.

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