Funeral Held For Teen & Good Samaritan Killed In Multi-Car Crash
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Family and friends gathered Wednesday to pay their respects to a teen and good Samaritan killed in multiple vehicle crash over the weekend.
A funeral was held for Anapaula Saldana, 17, at St. Luis Church in Pinecrest.
Saldana is one of two people killed in the multiple vehicle crash which happened on Sunday. Caroline Agreda,17, who was friends with Saldana also died. The Good Samaritan, 45-year-old Eduardo Hernandez, stopped to help the two friends after they were involved in a car accident, was also killed.
The tragedy unfolded when Saldana and Agreda collided with an SUV driven by 68-year-old Josefa Quinones at SW 157th Avenue and 56th Street at about 3:00 a.m.
Police said the girls got out of the car and were standing outside when Hernandez, a father of three, pulled up and tried to help them. Seconds later, all three were hit by another car.
Investigators said Christopher Masferrer, 30, was behind the wheel. CBS4 reached out to Masferrer at his home but we’re told by someone who answered the door “no comment.”
A check of records showed that Masferrer had a series of infractions between 2004 and 2007.
Records showed that he was cited in 2004 for no registration, driving an unsafe vehicle and following too close,. In 2005, he was cited for no proof of insurance. In 2006 he was cited for speeding and 2007 for failure to show due care.
CBS4 has learned Masferrer served in the U.S. Marines from 2008 to 2013. He was deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2012.
Masferrer and Josefa Quinones were both taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center after the crash.
Masferrer was treated and released. As of Monday, Quinones was listed in fair condition.
Investigators believe speed and alcohol may be a factor in the crash but toxicology results are pending.
No arrests have been made so far.