HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - By Sherea Harris
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Brent Mitchell, 42, died crossing I-65 in Hoover Wednesday night.
He was trying to help a truck driver, whose 18-wheeler was on fire.
Mitchell did not realize he was on a bridge, and jumped over a barrier and fell to his death.
Mitchell's story might make you think, "What would I do?"
Would you stop on a busy interstate to help someone in a life or death situation?
Authorities say doing so is someone's personal choice, but you need to evaluate the situation first.
Responding to an accident on the interstate is dangerous for trained emergency personnel. So authorities say people need to understand the risk they are taking in that situation.