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Army veteran dies after stopping to help another driver

A family is mourning the loss of their loved one who died helping a stranger. Tim Baclit’s father Scott Baclit said: “He’s a man with a good heart. He doesn’t deserve to be out like that. It’s too early,” said Scott Baclit, Tim Baclit’s father. “Gentle Giant”. “If someone doesn’t know Tim, and they meet him on the street, they might be afraid to talk to him. He has the face of a grizzly bear, but he has the heart of a lion, Pennsylvania State Police said Baclit stopped to help a motorist around 1 a.m. Sunday in the town of Hopewell, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Soldiers said Baclit fell from an overpass on the westbound lane and died at the scene. “I’m sure when he saw this crash he went into work mode and he was there to help this guy get out of his car. That’s all he wanted. Scott. His name is Tim, but his family says most people call him Timmy – an adventure seeker whose life purpose is to make people happy.” Scott Baclit said: “Whoever is around him, once you get to know him, he will be there with you forever, thick or thin”. Even if he’s having a bad day, you won’t see it. Everyone had a good day,” said Tim’s girlfriend, Vicky Hunter, who has a GoFundMe set up for Baclit’s three children.

A family is mourning the loss of their loved one who died helping a stranger.

Scott Baclit, Tim Baclit’s father, said: “He’s a man with a good heart. He doesn’t deserve to go out like that. It’s too early.”

Sister station WTAE sat down with Tim Baclit’s family on Monday night as they talked about their “gentle giant”.

“If someone doesn’t know Tim, and they meet him on the street, they might be afraid to talk to him,” says Scott Baclit.

Pennsylvania State Police said Baclit stopped to help a motorist around 1 a.m. Sunday in the town of Hopewell, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Soldiers said Baclit fell from an overpass on the westbound lanes and died at the scene.

“I’m sure when he saw this crash he went into work mode and he was there to help this guy out of his car. That’s all he wanted. do… He slipped and went down 27 feet, and that was it,” said Scott Baclit.

His name is Tim, but his family says most people call him Timmy – an adventure seeker whose life purpose is to make people happy.

“Whoever is around him, once you get to know him, he’ll be there with you forever, thick or thin,” says Scott Baclit.

“Even if he’s having a bad day, you won’t see it. He’ll make sure everyone has a good day,” said Vicky Hunter, Tim’s girlfriend.

this is a GoFundMe arrangements for Baclit’s three children.

https://www.kcra.com/article/army-veteran-dies-after-stopping-to-help-another-driver/38451564 Army veteran dies after stopping to help another driver

JOE HERNANDEZ

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