Police: Driver, good Samaritan hit, killed by car on I-40 early Saturday morning

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Two people, including a woman police say acted as a good Samaritan, were killed in a crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 40 in West Knoxville.

The Knoxville Police Department says the crash was reported around 2:12 a.m. at Papermill Drive. 

Officers say Sarah Kasunic, 23, of Pennsylvania had been involved in a crash and it appears Ashley W. Moore, 38, of Goodlettsville, had stopped to help.

Moore and Kasunic had both stepped out of their vehicles when they were hit by another eastbound vehicle driven by McKenzie Brett Lashley, 31, of Knoxville.

Moore was pronounced dead at the scene while Kasunic was taken to UT Medical Center where she also died. 

Neither Lashley nor a passenger in his vehicle was hurt.

Police say the crash remains under investigation.

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