Texas Woman Is Killed Trying to Save Suicidal Beau

She was trying to drag Michael Thomas off road after he walked into traffic
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2015 8:00 AM CDT
She was trying to save him.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The holiday weekend went terribly wrong for one Texas couple after police say a man tried to kill himself by lying down in traffic—and his girlfriend instead died trying to save him, reports NBC News. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tells KPRC that Michael Thomas had been drinking at a local bar early Saturday when he decided around 12:30am to walk out into "a moving lane of traffic attempting suicide, by trying to get hit by a motor vehicle," per a statement on NBC.

That's when his girlfriend apparently went into rescue mode, desperately trying to pull him to the side of the road before she was hit first by a Buick LaCrosse that attempted to avoid hitting Thomas, then by a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, cops say. NBC notes the road was dark, with no streetlights. Neither driver was charged, and Thomas was taken for a psychiatric evaluation, per authorities. (A simple way to help prevent suicide? Talk therapy.)

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