Man Dies Helping Others In Roadside Accident

From the Tampa Bay Times:

APOLLO BEACH — A Ruskin man was killed on U.S. 41 Saturday night when he stopped to lend assistance in a roadside accident.

Chad Louis Ries, 32, died at the accident site, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said the accident happened as Ries got out of his Volkswagon Routan to help two drivers who had been in another accident on U.S. Highway 41 near Mirabay Boulevard in Apollo Beach.

As he left his car, they said, a Ford F150 driven by Angel Hernandez, 22, of Ruskin, slammed into Ries and his car.

No one else was injured, and charges were pending on Sunday.

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.