HOUSTON – A man who stopped to help a pair of motorists involved in a minor accident on the South Loop was killed late Tuesday after a second crash occurred, according to the Houston Police Department.
It happened around 9:30 p.m. near the exit for Stella Link Road.
Police said two vehicles involved in a minor crash came to a stop in the main lanes of the freeway. Larry Thomas who was passing by also stopped and got out of his car to see if anyone needed help.
Investigators said an oncoming car then rear ended Thomas’ sedan, and he tried to run across the freeway to avoid being hit.
A sport utility vehicle failed to stop in time and struck him. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
In all, five vehicles were involved in the incident. One other person reportedly suffered minor injuries.
Thomas was a 57-year-old grandfather who was on his way to check on an elderly relative when he was killed. His family said he was a devout member of the Everlasting Covenant Church.