breaking news

Woman struck, killed on U.S. 40, east of Springfield identified

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

Teacher shoots self at Georgia high school, police say
Teacher shoots self at Georgia high school, police say

Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs, Georgia, cancelled classes Thursday morning after an incident involving a teacher, according to Douglas County sheriff’s officials. The officials said a school employee was flown to a hospital after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot at the school. >> Read more trending news No students...
Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first
Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

The war between Ohio and Connecticut over who was first in flight has heated up again with both sides claiming pioneering aviators in their home state claim the title. Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is scheduled Friday to trek to Huffman Prairie Flying Field where Orville and Wilbur Wright perfected the airplane to present a proclamation declaring...
Clark County Municipal Court cases
Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Gary Patrick Collins, 40, of 39 W. Liberty St., OVI, guilty, three days jail, six months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Ethan Sha’Ki Gavin, 20, of P.O. Box 765, domestic violence, dismissed. Michael E. Minnick, 33, of 1116 Lagonda Ave., domestic violence, guilty, 30 days jail, fined $250. Bradley...
Police: Man beats girlfriend after someone eats his brownies
Police: Man beats girlfriend after someone eats his brownies

A Texas man faces multiple charges after police say he beat his girlfriend because someone else ate some of the brownies she had baked for him. Jason Eric Gonzales, 35, of Odessa, is charged with continuous violence/assault against a family member causing bodily injury and retaliation, as well as failure to pay child support, according to KOSA-TV...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0452 - Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, v. Theresa A. Howland, 4311 Tritle Trl., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $102,997. CURRENT BUSINESS JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, v. Alice F. Hittepole, et al., judgment vacated, case dismissed. State of Ohio v. Shane Lee Howard, convicted of two counts passing bad checks, 12 months...
More Stories