Another Good Samaritan Killed While Trying to Save a Dog

A woman in Las Vegas died shortly after she stopped her car to help another person help a dog that had been hit on Wednesday evening.

Another good Samaritan, like resident was killed while trying to save a dog, but this time in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that a 57-year-old local woman who was traveling around 10 p.m., Wednesday, stopped her car to help another person help a dog that had been hit, according to Metro Police.

The fatal accident happened on the highway north of Sun Valley Drive.

The report added that her 2007 Dodge Charger was traveling north on Boulder Highway and didn't immediately notice the stopped PT Cruiser, which had its hazard lights on, police said.

The woman swerved into the right travel lane and struck the driver of the PT Cruiser, police said.

She was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center's trauma unit, where she was pronounced dead.

Steves, 47, was killed near her home when a car ran a red light and struck her as she was kneeling curbside with a dog she had rescued on Feb 13, 2011. , 27, was arrested on May 25, 2011 in connection with the accident. He is currently being held on a $5-million bond. Steves' death made national news as she was trying to rescue a dog at the time of the accident. She received a posthumous award from  for her act of kindness.


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