‘A selfless person’: Off-duty nurse killed in hit-and-run after stopping to help crashed car on I-95

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WHDH) - A Boston man is under arrest after police say he struck and killed an off-duty Stoughton nurse who was helping someone at the scene of a rollover crash in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Sunday.

Troopers responding to a crash on Route 95 north around 1:45 a.m. were told that a red-colored vehicle had struck a good Samaritan who stopped to render aid to a passenger in a rolled over vehicle by Exit 30, Rhode Island state police said.

The good Samaritan, identified as Jennifer Toscano, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A family friend told 7News Toscano has a son who recently lost his father as well, and shared a statement on behalf of her family.

“They just want everyone to know how much of a selfless person she was. How much of an amazing daughter, sister, mother and friend she was. Her son is left without his mother and best friend,” the statement read.

The driver of the red-colored vehicle, Luis Baez, 22, of Jamaica Plain, allegedly fled the scene but was found by state police a short time later and arrested on charges of driving under the influence of liquor and or drugs, resulting in death, driving so as to endanger, resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death, and operating on a suspended license, resulting in death, police said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Providence District Court.

A GoFundMe page has been set up Toscano’s son.

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