Good samaritan killed while helping free vehicle

A 60-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday night, Dec. 21, while stopping to assist in a vehicle slide-off on Hwy. 200 near Potomac.

Montana State Trooper Wes Whitlatch said that the initial call of a non-injury slide-off near mile marker 18 came in at about 6:30 p.m.

Whitlatch said a family in a pick-up truck and a woman driving an SUV stopped to help. The man was underneath the snow-trapped vehicle hooking up a tow strap and the woman was standing near the shoulder when a 68-year-old male driving an SUV exited the roadway to the right. The SUV sideswiped the...


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