A Corona woman and a Good Samaritan, who was killed February 8, 2009 in a freeway accident after pulling over to help a motorist involved in another crash, has been identified as 39-year-old Roxana Martinez. According to this news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Martinez, her husband and two children saw a driver veer off the 71 Freeway and roll over. When Martinez and her family stopped in the emergency lane to help the driver of the overturned vehicle, a 1995 Ford Explorer veered into the emergency lane where the family was standing and struck Martinez. She was taken to an area hospital where she died.
What a tragedy for the Martinez family! Here was a woman and a family that out of the goodness of their hearts stopped to help a motorist who was stranded in an overturned vehicle. It is indeed unfortunate that Martinez became the victim of another driver’s apparent negligence. I offer my deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved Roxana Martinez. Her two children actually saw their mother get struck and killed on the freeway. This family will be in my prayers.
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