A driver was killed early this morning when he got out of his car to check on the occupants of a stalled vehicle he had just hit as it sat parked on the side of Highway 90 near Gen. Hudnell on the west side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police say a vehicle pulled over due to mechanical problems on westbound Highway 90 about 2AM.
A car came along and smashed into the stalled vehicle as it sat on the darkened roadway.
As the driver got out to check on the status of the people in the car he hit, a third vehicle came along and ran over him, killing him instantly.
That car then crashed into the stalled vehicle.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.. The driver of the car that hit him is in serious condition at the hospital.
Two people inside the stalled car were not hurt.
No word on potential criminal penaltes.