Two women killed helping Marshall County crash victims

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss.  — An early morning accident in Marshall County killed two women who were being good Samaritans by helping another driver.

According to authorities, a minor accident involving an elderly couple was reported at Highway 302 and 309 (Byhalia Road) around 6 a.m.

Seeing the wreck, two women on their way to work pulled over to try to help. They were both hit by a car driving down the highway.

One of them died at the scene while the second was airlifted to Memphis for treatment, but she later died.

A family friend identified the victims as Angela Brooks and Lynda Elam.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating.