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Good Samaritan killed while trying to help at I-95 accident scene

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A good Samaritan who stopped to help a couple in a car crash was hit and killed by another car Thursday.

"I feel bad because I feel like it's my fault," said Amanda Guido.

Guido said she was devastated after a 41-year-old woman was killed along Interstate 95 in Brevard County, right in front of Guido and her boyfriend, Tevin Lincoln.

It happened around 10:30 a.m., after the couple had an accident.

"My girlfriend was on her way to work, and it was pouring down raining and she had the car on cruise control and she just lost control of the car," said Lincoln. "We swerved around and hit the median and came and stopped right here in the grass." 

Investigators say Laurie Vaughn, of Titusville, saw them in distress and pulled over to help.

But at the same time two more cars collided. The impact sent the one car off the road, crashing into the Vaughn.

"The (car)did the same thing we did, in about the same spot, and it swerved and the next thing you know it hit her dead on," said Lincoln.

The couple called 911 and ran over to help, but they say the victim appeared seriously injured.

"You just knew that she was gone," said Guido.

They say the fact that the victim stopped to help them, is proof she was an amazing person.

"They just wish they could have done something to prevent this tragedy," said Guido.

"You feel bad because all she was doing was trying to help us, and she ended up dying because of it," said Lincoln. "She's an angel now, because she was doing a good deed when she died."

Troopers said the accident is still under investigation but the victim didn't do anything wrong.

Channel 9's Myrt Price asked FHP troopers how frequently they encounter accidents of this type.

"It has happened before, but thankfully it's not something that happens often," said Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol.

They said anytime you are on the side of a road way it's extremely dangerous.

"When you step out of your vehicle on an interstate, you are the most vulnerable as a pedestrian," said Montes.