beach_and_pier_-_2200x270_-_with_npr_and_cal_lu_1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local News

Good Samaritan Among Two People Killed In Crash On South Coast

A good Samaritan is among two people killed in a crash on the South Coast over the weekend.

The California Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old man from Moorpark was driving an Acura TSX at a high rate of speed on the westbound 118, just west of Stearns Street, in Simi Valley around 4 am  Saturday when he rear-ended a Toyota Camry. The collision caused the Acura to overturn in lanes onto its roof.

A 63-year-old man from Simi Valley was driving eastbound on the 118 and saw the crash. He parked his vehicle in the center median, crossed over the concrete center diver wall and into westbound traffic lanes in an effort to assist the Acura driver.

At that time, a car driving westbound on the 118 plowed into the Acura as well as its driver and the good Samaritan.

Both the Acura driver and the man who tried to assist were killed. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

The 118 westbound was completely closed for two hours during an on-scene investigation.