NAME RELEASED Courtesy Patrol Officer Hit And Killed By Car While Helping Stranded Motorist
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Jeremy Bias
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Jul. 22, 2012 11:07 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 23, 2012 5:04 AM EDT
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, West Virginia
A Turnpike courtesy patrol officer has died after he was hit by a car while helping a stranded motorist.
The accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-77 near the Pax area around 2am Sunday.
Troopers say Wyatt Harris, 59, of Coal City, West Virginia was hit and killed when he stopped to help the driver of a broken down car, when he was hit by a car.
Police are still investigating the accident, but did say the driver said they fell asleep shortly before the crash.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for further updates.
*NOTE: The Courtesy Patrol Officer in the corresponding video on this story is not Mr. Harris. This is video from our archives to show how the Courtesy Patrolmen do their job. The following interviews are motorists who explain how they keep alert driving long distances.
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