Tow Truck Driver Killed, Woman Driver Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash on Foothill 210 Freeway
La Verne, CA (September 24, 2020) – On September 14, a tow truck driver Christopher Herreradied, while police arrested Karen Floresarrelano for the crash on Foothill 210 Freeway.
The California Highway Patrol said the fatal accident happened at around 8:45 p.m. on a Monday, near Fruit Street.
Witnesses initially reported a white BMW erratically driven near Fruit Street and nearly crashed into vehicles.
Later on, officers located Mr. Herrera, 40, down on the right side of the eastbound freeway. Also, they received calls that a semi was slowing the suspect vehicle down.
The victim was a tow truck driver. Christopher Herrera was a resident of La Habra.
Video from the scene showed the driver in custody in the back seat of a CHP SUV. Investigators examining the vehicle, which was stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway with the semi a short distance in front of it.
Authorities closed the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 lanes of the eastbound Foothill Freeway near Fruit Street until further notice. Though, the carpool lane remained open.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and community of Christopher Herrera.
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