Second good Samaritan killed over last 5 days while trying to aid motorist

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A good Samaritan was struck and killed by an SUV Thursday when she stopped to help motorists at the scene of a two-car crash on state Route 94 in the Golden Hill area.

Authorities  identified a 19-year-old woman who was struck and killed by an SUV when she stopped to help motorists at the scene of a two-car crash as Bertha Aida Estrada of San Diego.

The initial crash happened shortly before 1:45 a.m. on eastbound 94 just east of 28th street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of a 2018 Honda Civic struck the rear of a 1999 Mercedes-Benz sedan, sending the Mercedes into the center median wall, CHP Officer Jake Sanchez said.

The Mercedes came to rest in the left lanes of eastbound SR-94, and a 19-year-old woman who spotted the crash from another vehicle pulled over at the scene, Sanchez said.

The woman got out of her vehicle and ran across the eastbound SR-94 to check on an 82-year-old woman and an 84-year-old woman in the Mercedes. At that point, a 2014 Jeep Patriot SUV driven by a 24-year-old man struck the Mercedes and the good Samaritan, Sanchez said.

The impact sent the woman flying and she landed on the westbound side of the freeway, Sanchez said. Investigators were unsure whether she was struck by a second vehicle when she was thrown into the westbound lanes.

The victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene, Sanchez said.

Both women in the Mercedes were taken to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, Sanchez said. The Jeep driver was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Last Saturday 21-year-old Curtis Adams was killed when he stopped to help who he thought was a stranded driver early Saturday morning.

Brandon Acuna, 21, was held on suspicion of shooting Adams after he exited his vehicle in an attempt to help Acuna.

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