PRIEST RIVER, Idaho -- The family of a Priest River man killed in a crash along I-90 have found some comfort knowing he died a hero.
56-year-old Scott Moore was helping a family who slid off the road when he was hit and killed along I-90 in Spokane Friday night.
The family in that car told Moore’s family Scott was pulling a little girl to safety from an oncoming car, when Scott was hit instead.
24-year-old Robert Dyer faces vehicular homicide charges in connection to Scott’s death.
Investigators said Dyer hit Scott with his Camaro. The Washington State Patrol said Dyer was involved in a hit-and-run collision along I-90 and Freya a few minutes before hitting Scott.
Scott leaves behind a family with three grandchildren, including a newborn who is just three weeks old.
The 9-year-old girl who Scott saved left a voicemail for Scott’s family calling him her “angel”.
The family is planning a funeral for Scott next month in Saint Maries, Idaho.