Driver Arrested; Tow Truck Driver Killed in La Verne Hit-and-Run on 210 Freeway
LA VERNE, Calif. (September 15, 2020) – Karen D. Floresarrelano, 24, was arrested on hit-and-run and DUI charges after allegedly hitting a tow truck driver Monday night on the Interstate 210 Freeway in La Verne.
The suspected drunk driver reportedly struck and killed Christopher Herrera, 40, of La Habra.
Karen Floresarrelano was driving a 2012 BMW 528i eastbound in the No. 3 lane of the Foothill Freeway about 9 p.m. when she hit Herrera as he was helping a disabled motorist on the freeway shoulder, just east of Fruit Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Herrera died of his injuries on scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Floresarrelano was arrested at the scene after police located her vehicle on the right shoulder of the freeway.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor and Floresarrelano was booked at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s San Dimas station.
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