• Fiancee of good Samaritan killed by driver on I-295 has message for drivers

    By: Action News Jax

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    The fiancée of a man killed trying to help a motorcyclist on Interstate 295 said she wants someone to be held accountable for his death.

    Katrina Tucker said her fiancé, Thomas Evans, passed away a hero.


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    “There’s very few people out there that would do what he did that night to risk his life to save someone else’s, and that’s the person he was,” Tucker said.

    In March, Action News Jax told you when Evans died while trying to help a motorcyclist who had collided with a semitruck on I-295 near Collins Road.

    Troopers said another driver swerved to avoid the motorcycle but hit Evans as he was walking back to his vehicle.

    The Florida Highway Patrol said the 21-year-old driver has not been cited or charged and the crash remains under investigation.

    “I want justice in a way because I feel like this could’ve been avoided,” Tucker said.

    Evans would have turned 30 years old last week.

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    He leaves behind two children that he had Tucker, ages 3-months-old and 3-years-old.

    Tucker said Evans also treated her 9-year-old son as if he were his own.

    “I’ll make sure my children grow up knowing who he was and how good of a father he was,” Tucker said.

    Tucker described Evans as a caring and loving man. She said helping was in his nature and his final act represents his character.

    “He would do anything for a stranger and never ask why and never ask for anything in return,” Tucker said. 

    Tucker set up a fundraiser on Facebook for the family. If you feel inclined to help, click here.

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