Man Killed Helping Ducklings Off Interstate - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Killed Helping Ducklings Off Interstate

NBC CHICAGO - A Naperville animal lover was fatally struck Monday on the Tri-State Tollway after he got out of his car to help a family of wild ducklings off the road.

Edward Gardner, 38, was hit by a limousine at 9:30 a.m. while attempting to save the ducklings near the O'Hare Oasis around Schiller Park, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

State police Sgt. Nick Hasan said Gardner and a female companion were traveling northbound when Gardner saw the ducks trying to cross the interstate.

Gardner stopped the vehicle on the right shoulder and got out on the road to try and help when the limousine hit him. Paramedics rushed Gardner to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He was pronounced dead at 1:24 p.m.

The case is under investigation by authorities, but no tickets were issued to the limousine driver.

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