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Retired Florida Firefighter Killed while Trying to Rescue Crash Victim

TAMPA (WFLA) – A retired firefighter is dead after a multiple vehicle accident in Riverview that shut down all southbound traffic on I-75.

The crash happened just after 4:30 A.M. near SR-301. FHP says three cars were involved in the accident. A first accident occurred when officials say a Toyota Tacoma stopped in the left and center lane and was hit by a silver Buick. 

According to FHP officials, witnesses stopped to assist those in the crash. One of those Good Samaritan was retired Sarasota County firefighter Wesley Weysham Jr. Weysham died when a third vehicle crashed into the pickup truck. Witnesses say the Weysham was attempting to rescue a person from the truck from the previous crash. 

Paramedic Killed While Trying to Save Drunken Man in I-75 Crash: Florida Highway Patrol, WFMY
Troopers: Good Samaritan killed in fiery I-75 crash, FOX13
A ‘Good Samaritan’ was trying to give medical care to a drunk driver. He was killed on the side of the road. Tampa Bay Times

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