PHOTOS: Tammy Rhoades, Texas Mom, Dies On Birthday While Trying To Help Motorist In Trouble
While driving home from celebrating her 45th birthday Monday, Tammy Rhoades stopped for a motorist in need, a selfless stop that cost the Texas mom her life.
After Rhoades pulled over for a driver who had a flat tire, an alleged drunk driver slammed so hard into the good samaritan's car that the seats were blown out through the bottom of her Pontiac Grand Am, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.
Rhoades died at the scene.
"The victim's vehicle was crushed like an accordion," prosecutor Warren Diepraam told ABC. "It was some of the most significant damage that I've seen in a case like this."
The alleged drunk driver, 21-year-old Tyler Shelton, was charged with intoxication manslaughter, taken to jail and given $50,000 bond, according to MyFoxHouston.com.
"I didn't get to say goodbye or anything," Rhoades' only child, Stefanie, told the news outlet. "I didn't get to see her the day she died on her birthday. I'll have to live with that the rest of my life."
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