Good Samaritans Killed on Highway
SPRINGFIELD, Minn. (AP) _ Two men who stopped to push a stranded motorist out of a snowdrift were struck from behind by another car and killed.
Loren Batalden, 52, and Bradley Heilman, 29, stopped around 12:35 p.m. Saturday during whiteout conditions to help a 17-year-old driver on Highway 14.
They were killed when they were struck by a car driven by Thomas Ladwig, 36, who didn’t see them until it was too late to stop.
``They were just being good Samaritans trying to help this young man out,″ State Patrol spokesman Tim Boyer said.
Ladwig and the 17-year-old were not injured.
No charges were filed against Ladwig.