SC woman dies in fall from bridge while trying to help at crash scene

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) — The Greenville County Coroner says a woman died after trying to help someone injured in a crash.

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They say Jessica Nicole Smith, age 29, got out of her vehicle she was riding in on I-385 at Highway 276 around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

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Smith was trying to help people she didn’t even know who were hurt in an accident.

Before first responders arrived, witnesses say Smith went to the cab of a truck looking for victims.

After finding no one, she leaned over the edge of the bridge, yelled, heard a voice, placed both her legs on the edge of the bridge.

The Coroner’s Office says Smith thought the ground was nearby, but instead she fell 23 feet to the base of the bridge and died.

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