Good Samaritan Killed on Bland Boulevard in Newport News, Wanted New Life in Scotland
There’s a very human story behind every tragedy on the highways of Virginia. Few stories are sadder than that of a Good Samaritan who was struck and killed on Bland Boulevard in Newport News this week.
He was hit and killed by a car when he helped out when a broken down vehicle near the Jefferson Avenue overpass.
“Two woman and three juveniles were inside a disabled vehicle in the overpass,” reported WAVY.com.
Some reports suggested the man from Yorktown was shielding a woman from the van. Whatever happened the former sailor was clearly a hero and my thoughts are with those he left behind at the young age of 22.
The Daily Press interviewed his grandmother Judy Lynn Dunn. She said he wanted to have a new life with his biological mother in Scotland.
He was saving up to move to Scotland but his life was cut tragically short.
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“It was unreal,” his grandmother Judy Lynn Dunn told the Daily Press. “You have somebody that is healthy and vibrant and they’re energetic. They’re full of life and now they’re not here. It just doesn’t make sense in your mind.”
I have reported on a number of cases in which Good Samaritans have paid the ultimate price for helping out on the highways of Virginia and North Carolina including a death last year in Currituck County, NC.
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