Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Good Samaritan and Severely Injured Two Others

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Good Samaritan and Severely Injured Two Others

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GRAND TERRACE – A good Samaritan was killed and two others sustained major injuries as a result of a crash on the 215 freeway on Saturday.

At around 12:45 a.m., a 35-year-old man was driving a Ford Ranger southbound on the 215 freeway, north of Iowa Avenue in moderate rain. A Toyota Prius was driving in the same area and in the same direction when the two collided. A 40-year-old Moreno Valley man saw the disabled vehicles and stopped on the right shoulder in order to assist. Another good Samaritan also stopped his vehicle to assist those involved in the collision. Both began directing traffic away from the disabled vehicles.

Lawrence Washington, a 56-year-old San Bernardino man, driving a Dodge Dakota truck was traveling south on the 215 freeway near the crash and did not see the good Samaritans directing traffic. The vehicle slammed into both of the Samaritans, the Ford, and the Cadillac. The two good Samaritans and the Tanisha Moss, 38, of Moreno Valley, were all rushed to the hospital for treatment of major injuries. The good Samaritan, who was the driver of the Cadillac died as a result of his injuries. His name is being withheld at this time so that family can first be notified.

Washington was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol cause injury/death.  Washington was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries from the collision. This collision is still under investigation, anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Andrade at the San Bernardino CHP Office at (909) 383-4247.

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