Coroner IDs bystander fatally hit by SUV while checking on driver in Huber Heights

A man who died after he was hit by a vehicle last week while checking on the driver of a crashed vehicle in Huber Heights has been identified.

Joseph Shives, 40, died at Miami Valley Hospital on Thursday, according Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

On Feb. 12, Huber Heights police officers were responding to a report of a vehicle that hit the median on Interstate 70 at state Route 202. While in route, a bystander, later identified as Shives, driving a work truck with hazard lights stopped to check on the driver.

While he was checking on the driver, an SUV approached the scene attempted to pass a box truck. The driver of the SUV initially did not see the stopped vehicle or Shives and swerved to avoid the stopped vehicle, according to police.

The SUV hit the box truck before crashing into Shives.

He was transported to Miami Valley Hospital with critical injuries and died 10 days later. No other injuries were reported.