Groom Is Killed Helping a Woman Stranded in the Snow


A Good Samaritan was killed 7 hours after his married on his way to a hotel from the wedding reception in Crown Point Indiana. He stopped to help a woman stranded on the road. Both he and the woman he was trying to help were struck several times by cars.

The new bride, a registered nurse, ran over to help only to find neither victim had a pulse. All those involved in the accident stopped.

William Riley Knight, 49, of Crown Point in northwestern Indiana, was driving with his new wife, Nikki, about 11:45 p.m. Saturday when they saw a woman who had slid off the road in the snow.

William Riley Knight and Nikki Knight

William Riley Knight and his bride Nikki

He told his wife they had to help her. He pulled into a driveway and walked over to the car and the owner of the car, Linda Darlington, when a car and then two others struck them.

Knight was a retired Army Ranger and left behind two children and two stepchildren in addition to his new bride.

Nikii Knight said, ‘I went from a being a newlywed to a widow in less than 48 hours – the highest high to the lowest low. It’s a blur.’

Linda Darlington

Linda Darlington, 42, the motorist Knight stopped to help. She died along with Mr. Knight.

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