A 17-year-old old from Grandview was hit and killed while trying to direct traffic around a wreck on I-35W in Fort Worth early Sunday morning.
Fort Worth police spokesman Cliff Miller says Joshua Kaluzniak was standing on the right shoulder of the freeway attempting to wave passing motorists out of the way of a five-car crash the highway.
Miller says the driver of a black Lexus hit the teen. The impact knocked Kaluzniak off the freeway overpass and onto East Rosedale Street, killing him.
The police spokesman identifies the driver of the Lexus as 43-year-old Roland Wilfred Directo, Jr.
Miller says Directo has been booked into the city jail on a charge of Intoxication Manslaughter. A 42-year-old woman was also in the Lexus, and police say she was charged with public intoxication.
Kaluzniak was a senior at Grandview High School who hoped to become a Marine, friends said. Dozens of people gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night to remember the teen.
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