Officials identify Good Samaritan hit by truck

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:33am

The good Samaritan killed trying to assist a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper has been identified as 32-year-old Trent Ruchti Hepler of Longview.

Hepler stopped his vehicle in the 4000 block of Estes Parkway after he saw a DPS Trooper lose control of his vehicle and leave the roadway. Hepler exited his vehicle and was checking on the condition of the Trooper when the driver of a large truck pulling a trailer lost control, striking and killing Hepler.

From Longview Police Department

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