Marine Who Stopped to Help Car Crash Victim Killed on California Freeway


A Marine who stopped to help a driver in a rollover crash was struck and killed on Interstate 10 in Southern California.

Twenty-nine-year-old Enrico Antonio Rojo was driving his family to an airport early Monday when he stopped because a woman’s car had flipped onto its roof.

Redlands Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Topoleski tells the San Bernardino Sun that the Marine made a comment to his family that he had to help.

A short time later he was struck by another car, which stayed at the scene.

Topoleski says the driver and passenger in that car were shaken up.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Alvarez says the driver of the car that overturned was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.

SOURCE: The Associated Press