SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Troopers said a crash victim and a good Samaritan who stopped to help her were both hit and killed by another vehicle on I-4 early Saturday morning. The crashes happened shortly before 3 a.m. on westbound I-4 near State Road 434 in Seminole County, officials said.
According to troopers, 26-year-old Nicole Arzig had crashed her vehicle into the guardrail, causing it to be disabled in the far left lane. A good Samaritan, identified as 47-year-old Robert Webb of Kissimmee, pulled over to help Arzig.
Webb's wife, Liz, told Eyewitness News she wasn't surpised that her husband stopped to help someone.
"I cant say im surprised, I wish he hadn't done it," Liz Webb said.
Webb and Arzig were standing in the emergency lane when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle. Investigators said the driver of that vehicle, 33-year-old Jescycka Cater, struck the victims when she swerved to avoid the disabled car.
"Its every wife's worst nightmare come true, it's like a nightmare that's never going to end," Liz Webb said.
The victims, who are coincidentally both originally from New Jersey, were pronounced deceased at the scene, troopers said. Arzig's father told WFTV his daughter was engaged and just moved to central Florida.
"My heart goes out to them because they lost someone just like we did," Liz Webb said.
Troopers said the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.