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News - July 24, 2013

'Good Samaritan' killed on I-280 in Woodside

A man who was killed on Interstate 280 in Woodside on Sunday morning, July 21, had likely stopped to help victims of a crash, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as Kirk Michael Peterson, 32, of Redwood City.

Officers responded to reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles on southbound I-280 north of Woodside Road at about 2:40 a.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the 25-year-old driver of a black Honda allowed his car to clip the rear of a Toyota SUV, causing the Toyota to lose control and strike the center divide, Mr. Montiel said. Two people in the SUV suffered minor injuries.

Immediately after the crash, a witness in a Jeep pulled over on the right shoulder and got out of his vehicle, apparently to assist the crash victims, Mr. Montiel said. As the man crossed the freeway, he was struck by an oncoming Infiniti SUV and killed, according to the CHP.

I-280 was closed for around three hours. The driver of the Honda, who was later identified as Charles Miranda, of Vallejo, was arrested by the CHP for suspected drunk driving.

Authorities ask anyone who witnessed the incident to call the CHP at (650) 369-6261.

— Bay City News Service

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