A good samaritan from North Carolina who stopped to help at an accident scene died after getting struck by another vehicle in Ashland County. The collision on Interstate 71 happened on Tuesday morning, December 28th. The involved vehicle was trying to avoid the first crash scene.
According to a news report, the first initial crash happened at about 5:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 71 near milepost 71 in Jackson. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a 28-year-old Manfield woman identified as Destiny Ann Palmer lost control of her 2015 Chevrolet Cruze while trying to avoid another vehicle. The victim, Richard Darren Ivey, of 53, North Carolina, stopped to help the woman, who had an infant in her vehicle.
The state patrol said another vehicle, a 2021 Nissan Altima and a 2015 Volvo semi-trailer struck the woman’s car. Then a 2004 Honda CR-V trying to avoid the crash scene hit Ivey and Palmer. The two were standing outside their cars.
The victim died at the accident scene while the woman, her infant, and the SUV driver, 19-year-old Parker Sawyer Davis, of Oakwood, sustained injuries. They received treatment in a hospital, but the OSHP did not indicate how severe their injuries were.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have factored in the collision on Interstate 71. The investigation is ongoing, and there’s no additional information at this time.
Car accidents result in injuries and significant property damage. As a result, victims can file a compensation claim against the party responsible for the accident. However, even where liability is clear, the fault party’s insurer may try to shift the blame or pay peanuts as compensation.
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