Good Samaritan Killed on State Route 94 Freeway
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2018) – Bertha Aida Estrada, 19, of San Diego, was struck and killed after stopping to help other motorists involved in a multi-vehicle collision on state Route 94, the California Highway Patrol said.
The crash took place early Thursday morning at about 1:45 a.m. on eastbound SR-94 near 30th Street, police said.
The initial crash involved a Honda Civic and Mercedes-Benz sedan. The woman pulled over and first checked on the occupants of the Honda Civic. Then she ran across the freeway to check on a couple in the Mercedes. That’s when she was hit by an oncoming Jeep SUV. The woman was thrown into the westbound lanes and struck by a second driver. Sadly she died of her injuries at the scene.
Paramedics responding to the scene took the Jeep’s driver and two people in the Mercedes to the hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Police closed down state Route 94 to conduct an investigation into the tragedy.
San Diego Crash Investigation
Police are reviewing the evidence and any witness statements to determine fault. The investigation will consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of the vehicles, skid marks, and gouge marks.
We offer our condolences to the family of Bertha Aida Estrada.
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