SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A suspected drunk driver is in custody after hitting and killing a tow truck driver responding to a disabled car on Interstate 5 overnight in Sacramento, the California Highway Patrol said on Sunday.
Larry Godbold, 46, of Sacramento, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges of a DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicatedREAD MORE: 'I Saw The Suffering In People's Faces: Sacramento Man Finds Strollers For War-Torn Refugees
The collision happened at around 11:40 p.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of I-5 at Seamas Avenue.
The tow truck driver was standing on the driver’s side of the tow truck on the right shoulder of the freeway when Goldberg, driving a mini-van, allegedly struck both the driver and the tow truck.READ MORE: City To Vote On Project That Would Add Speed Bumps To More Sacramento Neighborhoods
According to the CHP, the tow truck driver was tossed into the northbound lanes of I-5 and was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
Godbold remained at the scene but refused to provide law enforcement with a statement, the CHP said. Officers on the scene observed signs of intoxication and placed Godbold under arrest.
Godbold did not suffer any injuries in the crash.MORE NEWS: Massive Outdoor Recreation Area Nears Opening In Elk Grove
The identity of the tow truck driver has not yet been released.