Connecticut State Police said an 83-year-old Maryland man fell 35 feet off an elevated highway and died while trying to help a driver whose SUV had rolled over. Troopers said Richard Herron, of Elkton, Md., jumped over the center median of Interstate 84 in Hartford early Monday morning to avoid a tractor-trailer that was nearing the accident scene. Police said Herron probably did not realize there was a large drop. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help