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Sad news today out of Wyoming:

A 79-year old named William Kieren was killed Sunday when trying to assist an injured rabbit on a two-lane highway west of Laramie.

The incident took place around 9 p.m. Saturday, with ABC News confirming Kieren died the next day at a Fort Collins hospital.

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According to a highway patrolman, Kieren had stopped his car along the road and was close to the center line when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

The trooper says the animal was still alive when authorities arrived and, sadly, had to eventually be put down.