Shelton mom hopes to ID good Samaritan who aided her during Route 15 crash

A Shelton mom is looking to identify a good Samaritan who she says stopped to help her after her car flipped over on the highway, landing on its side.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2021, 1:52 PM

Updated 1,160 days ago

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A Shelton mom is looking to identify a good Samaritan who she says stopped to help her after her car flipped over on the highway, landing on its side.
It was during the bitter blast of cold weather Friday morning that 35-year-old Leigh Deppe says she had a near-death experience that could have ended tragically on the Merritt Parkway were it not for the person who helped her.
She says her car hit a patch of black ice and flipped over landing on its side on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, blocking northbound traffic at the Woodbridge-Orange line around 7 a.m.
Stunned and disoriented while suffering from a head injury, Deppe says she got out of the car and was stumbling around nearly stepping into oncoming traffic when a man came to her aid.
The man got Deppe safely out of harm's way and began treating her medically until an ambulance arrived and took her the hospital.
Deppe says she wants to find that good Samaritan and thank him.
"He just did something that I don't think a lot of people would have done. And it just goes to show you that there are still angels and good people in this world, even though we see so much bad in the news and on social media, with all the political stuff going on these days. It's just really nice to know there are good people out there who will stop to go the extra mile for a complete stranger who is obviously in a really bad situation, " she says.
Deppe says the man's last name was Gilbert. He was in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing military fatigues, driving a black-colored SUV and told her that he was from New York and had recently moved to Norwalk.


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