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We're hearing from the family and friends of a man killed in a car accident when he stopped to help a friend having car trouble.

Jake Jennings was heading back from a car show when he saw his friend stranded on I-40 Sunday morning. He stopped to lend a helping hand, something his friend says isn't uncommon.

"He was trying to help everyone. He would drive 500 miles to help someone and then he was just a kind guy, even if he didn't know you and he saw you, he would stop by and help. He was just all around a good person," said Cody Swenson, Jennings' best friend.

Police say 20-year-old Francisco Rodriguez lost control of his car. He hit Jennings, Josh Hensley, and Brittany Branch. Hensley and Jennings both died at the scene, and Branch suffered serious injuries. University of Tennessee Medical Center listed Branch as serious Wednesday morning.

Rodriguez faces several charges including vehicular homicide.

Jennings' mother is struggling with the loss of her son.

"He would do anything for anybody, and I feel robbed. That man took him away from me," said Janet Vance, Jennings' mother.

A memorial honoring Jennings and Hensley will at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West End Shopping Center in Farragut.

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