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Victim Identified In Good Samaritan Crash Death

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05-30-13 Ped ax scene

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KENTWOOD, Mich. — The woman who stopped to help at a crash scene Thursday and was killed when she was run down was identified by police as Margaret Pittman, 50, of Grand Rapids.

Pittman died when one of the drivers involved in Thursday’s crash tried to drive off and hit her several times. The driver was kept from leaving the scene.

There has been no decision on whether charges will be filed.

Pittman had stopped at the scene around 3:45 p.m. A pickup driven by a 76-year-old Grand Rapids woman had pulled out of a driveway and crossed East Paris Avenue. Her truck was hit by a southbound GMC Yukon driven  by a 31-year-old man. After stopping, Pittman tried to grab the driver-side door handle when the truck accelerated and ran over Pittman.

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  • tammy

    So sad, if only there were more wonderful people like her in this crazy world. Praying for her family, you should be proud!

  • MichelleK

    Really? No decision on whether charges will be filed?? Wow that should be a no brainer if you ask me!! I agree Tammy and it is so very sad that she was lost :( Will be praying for her family.

    • Kim Mathews

      I was also shocked "No decision on whether charges will be filed". The driver hit her several times while trying to flee the scene of an accident. Who does that driver know?

    • ToddS

      Yes, I couldn't believe it when I read that line. People should be calling and demanding justice. The lady was trying to help and that's what ya get. And then they don't know if charges will be filed? What an insult to her and the family. Condolences to family and friends.

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