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Good Samaritan killed while helping crash victims after tractor trailer pushed his own car into him

By Mason White 3:50 PM February 22, 2016
Aaron J Eidem 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A good Samaritan was killed by his own car while it was unoccupied.

Police in Missouri, said that an Army captain, who received a Purple Heart, was killed with his own car after stopping to help stranded motorists.

37-year-old Aaron J Eidem stopped on the I-44 to help motorists who were involved in a crash when a tractor trailer lost control and crashed into his car.

The tractor-trailer came up from behind and pushed the unoccupied car into its owner. The driver of the trailer-tractor, who was identified as Thomas Fruth from Ohio, also hit two other vehicles.

Eidem was taken to the Cox South Hospital, where he died shortly before 8:00 p.m. Eidem left behind his wife Amber and three children.