Man killed on highway while helping daughter who ran out of gas

TACOMA, Wash. — A man was killed Wednesday night on southbound I-5 after responding to a call for help from his daughter.

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Two women were stranded in their vehicle after apparently running out of gas on southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Dome in Washington state at about 9:30 p.m.

One of them called her father, who arrived and pulled over. Because of construction, there was only a small shoulder area.

While attempting to put gas in his daughter’s car, the man was hit by another car. He died at the scene. There were no other injuries.

The driver who hit the man cooperated with authorities, according to troopers. Troopers said that person will not be arrested or charged with a crime.

Troopers advise people whose vehicles become disabled to stay inside their cars and call 911 for help.

“Remain inside your vehicle. That’s the safest place. Call 911. Let the troopers or officers come to the scene to help you. We have lights, we have things that we can do to get you safely off the roadway,” Washington State Patrol Sgt. Jason Greer said.

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