You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

Heavy damage reported in Park Layne, Clark County

Father of 7 struck, killed, while trying to help crash victim


Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a man was killed and a woman was injured when they stopped to help someone who was involved in an interstate crash Saturday morning.

Troopers said Marcceaus Marc, 46, and Maleah Meyers, 26, stepped out of their cars to help Berthine Glaude, who was stuck inside her overturned SUV on I-4, near Orlando.

Marc and Meyers were both struck by 42-year-old Carlos Torres, who lost control and swerved to the shoulder of the road, because another car in front of him suddenly applied the brakes, state troopers said.

Marc died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

His family said he was taking his wife to work and she saw the whole incident.

“People drive by, but he stopped. He pulled over, he ran out and he tried to help someone,” said Marc’s nephew Derby Phicil. “He tried to save someone else’s life and in the process he lost his.”

Marc’s home was lined with cars as dozens of family members came to console his wife and seven daughters.

“They can’t even talk right now. Everybody’s just crying,” Phicil said.

>> Read more trending stories

His family said the way Marc died is the way he lived.

“I mean, that’s just the type of person he was. He always gave more than he could and he always went out of his way to help people. He died a hero’s death,” Phicil said.

Meyers suffered serious injuries and Glaude was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers have not said if they plan to charge the driver of the SUV that killed Marc.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Cottonwood cotton time
Poor Will’s Clark County Almanack: Cottonwood cotton time

Perchance the beginning of summer may be dated from the fully formed leaves, when dense shade begins. I will see. — Henry David Thoreau, Journal, May 20, 1852 The Almanack Horoscope Moon Time: The Mock Orange Moon became the new Strawberry and Raspberry Moon on May 25. On the next day, lunar perigee (when the moon is closest to Earth) occurs...
6-year-old asks people on Facebook to ‘stop killing each other’
6-year-old asks people on Facebook to ‘stop killing each other’

A Facebook video featuring kindergartner, Jeffrey Laney, urging people to end violence and violent crime has gone viral. According to KTVI, Laney’s mother, who posted the video, said she hopes that the video will affect those whose actions kill innocent children. “We need to value life more and we need to watch what we do around these...
15 people rescued after high water traps them at Sebald Park in Butler Co.
15 people rescued after high water traps them at Sebald Park in Butler Co.

Firefighters rescued 15 people, eight adults and seven children, after high water trapped them at Sebald Park in Madison Twp., Butler County Wednesday.  Crews said high water cut off access to a bridge in the park, trapping multiple people in the high water.  Madison Twp. firefighters said in a Facebook post the group went to the park earlier...
Man in vehicle, trapped in high water, is rescued in Preble County
Man in vehicle, trapped in high water, is rescued in Preble County

A man had to be rescued tonight when his vehicle became trapped in high water at state Route 122 and Jacksonburg Road.  Chief Michael Roberts, West Elkton-Gratis Twp. Fire Department, said the man told them he tried to drive through the high water Wednesday evening.  Storms in the area left behind a high volume of rain, which produced ponding...
With Confederate flags gone, Georgia Civil War museum will close
With Confederate flags gone, Georgia Civil War museum will close

A commissioner in Henry County, Georgia requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags. But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1. In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District...
More Stories