A person who pulled over to help a hit cat in the middle of Portland Avenue in Rollinsford was struck and later died on Monday night.

Rollinsford Police Chief Jonathan Uraskevich said the Good Samaritan was wearing dark clothing when they stopped on the road, which is also Route 4, around 10:45 p.m.

They were near Short Street and the Cumberland Farms and were struck by a vehicle traveling westbound.

The victim later died at a hospital, according to Uraskevich.

The identities of the westbound driver, the victim and the driver in the parked vehicle were not disclosed on Tuesday.

The road was closed until about 2 a.m. for an investigation by members of the Rollinsford Police Department and the Strafford County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Anthony St.Hilaire contributed to this report.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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