Good Samaritan Killed After Fort Worth Crash
FORT WORTH (AP/CBSDFW) — Fort Worth police say a 17-year-old who stopped to help after a car accident on Interstate 35W was killed after being hit by a suspected drunk driver and then falling off the highway overpass.
Police say the teen — identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner as Joshua Kaluzniak of Grandview — was one of several passers-by who stopped to help early Sunday morning after an abandoned vehicle was struck by a Jeep.
Police say the teen was on the shoulder of the interstate trying to wave passing vehicles out of the way when a black 4-door Lexus hit him. Kaluzniak then fell onto E. Rosedale Avenue below the overpass.
MedStar Ambulance personnel said the teen died on impact.
Roland Directo, Jr., the 43-year-old driver of the Lexus that hit Kaluzniak, was arrested and booked into city jail on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.
A 42-year-old female passenger inside the Lexus was also arrested. She’s been charged with public intoxication.
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