‘Good Samaritan’ killed in Georgetown crash identified; driver facing charges

It happened on Champion Way between Lexus Way and This Way Home Drive. That’s not far from I-75.
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:26 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:39 AM EDT
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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say one person has died after being hit by a vehicle in Georgetown Monday night.

It happened on Champion Way between Lexus Way and This Way Home Drive. That’s not far from I-75.

The coroner says the victim, now identified as 28-year-old Jacob “Jake” Charles, of Georgetown, was driving when he saw some debris on the road. He pulled his car over to the side of the road, got a broom from his vehicle and was sweeping the debris out of the road when he was hit by another vehicle.

The coroner described Charles as trying to be a “Good Samaritan.”

Charles was taken to the hospital in Georgetown where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, 50-year-old Teresa Elam, of Georgetown, is charged with DUI and not having her license in her possession.

This is a developing story.

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