HOUSTON — A good Samaritan died Monday after attempting to help a stranded driver change a flat tire on the North Loop, officials said.
The crash happened sometime after 7:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the freeway near Wallisville Road.
Sgt. David Rose with the Houston Police Department said the driver who had the flat tire pulled over onto the shoulder of the freeway between an exit lane and the main lanes. Rose said the good Samaritan, who was in a white Dodge truck, stopped to help.
As they were looking for a spare tire, a blue Toyota Corolla was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle several lanes away from where the good Samaritan and the other driver were parked, according to Rose.
The impact of the crash caused the Corolla to crash into the vehicle with the flat tire, killing the good Samaritan, Rose said.
Police said they have no information on the person or the vehicle that caused the chain-reaction crash because they drove away.
They said the scene was investigated as a hit-and-run.
Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call 713-247-4072.