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Man dies after being hit while helping with crash in Bell County

Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 13:07:37-04

Texas DPS Troopers responded to a major fatality crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Wednesday.

Investigating Troopers revealed that a minor collision had occurred between two vehicles on IH-14 at the Willow Springs overpass Aug. 12 around 8:39 PM.

A motorist had stopped to assist with the crash, and to provide traffic control.

Jakob Aton, 22, of Science Hill, Kentucky was standing in the roadway attempting to direct traffic around the crash when a 2015 Chevrolet Cruz approaching the crash scene was unable to avoid a collision and struck Aton.

Aton was pronounced deceased on the scene by Judge Garland Potvin.

Texas DPS would like to remind drivers limit distractions while driving. Always be aware of potential obstacles that one may encounter while driving. Having undivided attention while driving can reduce the possibility of being involved in a traffic crash.