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Man Helping Fix Blown Tire Killed In Joppa

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JOPPA, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man helping to fix a flat tire on Route 152 in Joppa was killed when the car was hit by another vehicle.

It happened about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Troopers say the driver of the disabled vehicle pulled 10 to 15 feet off the roadway and called John Scott, 54, of Abingdon for help. Scott arrived on the scene about the same time as Walter Feick, 41, of Aberdeen. Police say Feick is a vehicle recovery technician with the Maryland Transportation Authority police.

Authorities say while Scott and Feick were working on the disabled vehicle, a car traveling northbound on Route 152 lost control and skidded into it.

Troopers say Scott was pronounced deceased at the scene. Feick is in stable condition at Shock Trauma.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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