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