Sacto 9-1-1
April 18, 2013
Update: Good Samaritan dies helping woman on I-80

A man who tried to render aid to a woman upside down in her car on Interstate 80 near Dixon this morning has died.

The crash occurred about 5 a.m. on eastbound I-80 just west of Dixon Avenue when a Fairfield woman lost control of her car. The Toyota Camry flipped and the woman was held upside down by the car's seatbelt in the driver's seat on the darkened freeway.

A Vacaville man, seeking to help the woman, pulled his car to the center divider just past the flipped car. When he went to the overturned car to get the woman out, another car came along and struck the flipped Camry, killing the good Samaritan.

The eastbound lanes of the freeway were shut down for a time for a helicopter ambulance to take the injured man to UC Davis Medical Center. A CHP officer said the man died from his injuries.

The driver in the overturned Camry suffered serious injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating exactly why she lost control of her car.

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