La Verne, CA (September 15, 2020) – A driver was arrested on hit-and-run charges after fatally striking a man on a freeway in La Verne this past Monday night.
Karen D. Floresarrelano, 24, was arrested under hit-and-run DUI charges after she struck and took the life of a tow-truck driver as he was assisting a disabled motorist on the side of the 210 Freeway yesterday night.
The tow-truck driver was identified as Christopher Herrera, 40, of La Habra. Floresarrelano was headed east in her 2012 BMW 528i in the third lane of the Foothill Freeway at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the evening of September 14 when for unknown reasons, she struck Herrera as he was standing outside a vehicle on the side of the freeway helping another motorist.
The collision occurred on the freeway shoulder just east of Fruit Street according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office stated that Herrera passed away on the scene due to his injuries. Floresarrelano was arrested at the accident scene after being located by authorities nearby.
It is believed that alcohol played a factor in the crash.
No further information has been provided at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out by local police.
California Traffic Crashes
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