Monday, January 4, 2016
Lyft Driver Killed In Hawthorne
A driver for ridesahring service Lyft was killed over the New Year's holiday, after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. According to the Hawthorne Police Department, 21-year old Thor Anderson, a driver for Lyft, was killed after his black Ford Fusion was broadsided by a 21 year old male driving a red Infiniti coup. Anderson was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash by Los Angeles County Fire units. Arturo Martinez Conchas of Hawthorne was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and posession of illegal drugs and booked into jail. Anderson's aunt has established a GoFundMe account to help his family pay for the funeral and other expenses.