Two Los Angeles Police Department officers that were the first on the scene of a deadly car crash in Valley Village on Aug. 22 spoke to KCAL recently.
Irma Zamora, 40, and Stacey Schreiber, 39, were electrocuted to death after a teen driver in an SUV crashed into a fire hydrant and light pole at the corner of Magnolia Boulevard and Ben Avenue, creating a electrified pool of water. Police said Zamora was killed after she stepped in the water trying to help the driver, 19-year-old Arman Samsonian of Glendale, and Schreiber was killed trying to help Zamora.
Samsonian was arrested Oct. 26 on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
The first two LAPD officers to arrive on the scene, Scott Moffitt and Alexis Bakas, spoke to KCAL about the crash and deaths.
“If me and my partner were one minute ahead, we would have been those victims,” said Moffitt. “Not for a second that I don’t think that could have very well been me. It’s an unfortunate situation. My heart bleeds for those people.”
The LAPD plans to honor Zamora and Schreiber posthumously for their bravery and citizenship, according to the report.