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Woman helping with flat tire killed on I-95

Posted August 3, 2010 9:32 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2010 5:58 a.m. EDT

— A Florida woman who stopped to help a relative with a flat tire died when struck by an SUV along Interstate 95 near Kenly Tuesday evening, state troopers said.

Trooper Jack Thorpe said the family was traveling in two vehicles to New Jersey and stopped for a flat tire at mile marker 105 shortly before 9 p.m.

He said that a dog escaped from one of the vehicles and ran into the median. Jo Ann Torlish-Corby, 56, of Kississimme, Fla., chased after the dog and caught it in the median.

Crossing the interstate again, Torlish-Corby was struck by a 2005 GMV Envoy driven Jeremy Wilkins, 20, of Selma. She and the dog were killed.

Troopers said they found no violations by Wilkins and do not plan to file charges.