Phillip Smith, 79, of Claremore, Oklahoma, stopped his car to "save a turtle" on Route 66 when a truck struck his Lexus.
Phillip Smith, 79, of Claremore, Oklahoma, stopped his car to "save a turtle" on Route 66 when a truck struck his Lexus. The Kansas City Star file photo
Phillip Smith, 79, of Claremore, Oklahoma, stopped his car to "save a turtle" on Route 66 when a truck struck his Lexus. The Kansas City Star file photo

He was trying to rescue a turtle on Route 66. Then he was hit by a car

May 20, 2018 04:25 PM