RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A tow truck driver was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on the 91 Freeway in Riverside.

The accident, just west of Monroe Street in Riverside, occurred about 2:05 a.m. Saturday.

According to authorities, the tow truck driver was loading a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed on the right shoulder when he was struck and killed by a tan sedan, according to CHP Officer Sylvia Vargas.

“According to witness reports, the tan sedan continued east on the 91 and exited the freeway at Adams Street,” Vargas said. “The sedan sustained damage to its entire right side.”

Anyone, who may have witnessed the crash, is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol at (951) 637-8000.

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Comments (9)
  1. Everyday Guy says:

    A drunk illegal alien. No doubt.

    1. Melvin Blake says:

      Let’s define…

      mexican alien.

    2. Laura Romero says:

      more then likely

  2. Xen says:

    Another coward that’s hiding from authorities.

  3. EG says:

    He was a single parent and leaves 2 little boys behind. We need more safety regulations to protect our tow truck drivers. They get no recognition and are always helping our public!

  4. Kristine H. says:

    Chris was a wonderful man and a single father of two boys. What happened is a tragedy and I pray for his family and children. I will miss him very much. He was a very unselfish man and should not have been taken from this world so suddenly and unexpectedly. We love and miss you Chris. The SOB who did this will be caught and justice will be served. His boys deserve that at least. He lived for those boys.

  5. Gregory Duffin says:

    Chris was a great guy and shall be missed greatly by his family, especially by Heather and the boys. We love you and pray protection , provision, and lots of Love and understanding.
    Love you
    Uncle Greg

  6. fidel says:

    Lets find this idiot who took this life, get this person off the streets!!

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