One less person will probably be doing good deeds now.

Credit Alex Schmidt-Thinkstock
Credit Alex Schmidt-Thinkstock

KWTX is reporting that a man has died near Hico after being dragged along FM 1744.

Sgt. Dave Roberts of the Department of Public Safety said that a Hico man stopped to see if Clifford Allen Mericle, 47, of Dublin needed any help. Mericle then tried to force his way into the truck.

The man pulled away, but Mericle held on and was dragged along the roadway until he lost his grip and fell.

Mericle was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges are pending.

The odds of someone helping you now when you're on the side of the road has dropped a little further down.

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