– “Last words of man who died of injuries from I-5 crash: ‘Thanks for helping me’”
“The Washington State Patrol said one of the causing drivers, a JBLM soldier, killed a Yelm man who moments before had been involved a minor fender-bender on I-5 in Lakewood. WSP identified the victim as 46-year-old Jason Ley of Yelm.
Elma’s Tony Abbott, a witness to the crash, told Q13 News he tried comforting Ley during the ordeal.”
“Abbott said he feels thankful he could help bring calm to Ley who was in serious pain during the last few moments of his life.
“‘It’s sad that the last words this man will every speak is, ‘Thank you for helping me, Tony.’'”
By Steve Kiggins, KCPQ-13 TV News (Fox), Seattle.