A St. Clair County man has died after being hit by a car while trying to help a friend who had slid into a ditch Saturday morning.
It happened in Riley Township. Police say a 22-year-old Avoca man came with a truck to help a friend who had gone into the ditch at an intersection. The man positioned his truck facing eastbound in one of the westbound lanes of traffic and went into the ditch to hook up his friend's vehicle. An oncoming car saw the truck's headlights and thought it was a truck driving the wrong way, so the driver swerved into the ditch to avoid a head-on collision, striking the victim.
He was pronounce dead at the scene.