Deputies: Would-be Good Samaritan hit, killed victim of rollover crash

(Photo: El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A man who deputies said stopped to check on three people involved in a rollover crash in El Paso County ended up hitting one of the victims and killing him.

The incident started Friday morning when a vehicle slid off Highway 115 near Glenrock Drive and overturned, said Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Three people were inside the vehicle and went back to the road to flag down passing motorists for help.

Jesse Plouvier was headed home south on the highway and passed the crash. Kramer said he turned around and returned to the scene, presumably to check on the three survivors.

Apparently Plouvier refused to give the three a ride and he got into a fight with the driver of the overturned car, Kramer said.

In a rush Plouvier went back to his vehicle and drove away heading north. He turned around and when passing the crash a second time, hit a passenger of the overturned car and killed him, Kramer said.

The following day Florence police received a tip which Kramer said identified Plouvier as a suspect in the hit-and-run. Detectives searched his home in Florence and Plouvier was arrested.

Kramer said he is being held on a $100,000 bond on felony charges of accidents involving death and vehicular homicide.