Teen struck and killed on I-91

Posted: March 25, 2015 | Written by Brooke Cary

A student from Arlington High was struck and killed on the I-91 freeway this week, on March 23 at approximately 10 p.m., according to a release from Riverside Fire Department.

Initial reports to the fire department claimed that the student may have been struck by 20-30 vehicles, according to the RFD Incident Report, filed at 10:06 p.m., March 23. Upon arrival at the scene, it was confirmed that “a passenger vehicle had hit the body, which went through the windshield possibly hitting a passenger in the right front passenger seat.”

Roberto Garcia, age 16, was struck while in the eastbound lanes of the I-91 freeway,  west of Tyler st., according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Report. The accident was classified as a multiple-vehicle vs. pedestrian accident by the Fire Department.

A post was written by Riverside Unified School District, offering counseling and help services to students and their families suffering from this loss.

“Roberto and his family are in my heart and in my prayers, as well as all of you,” wrote Betsy Schmechel, principal at Arlington High School.