Second Electrocution Victim in Crash Identified

Stacey Schreiber, 39, of Valley Village was identified Friday morning

By Melissa Pamer
|  Friday, Aug 24, 2012  |  Updated 1:25 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Would-Be Rescuers Electrocuted in Valley Village

Stacey Schreiber, 39, of Valley Village, left, and Irma Zamora, 40, of Burbank, were both killed by electrocution when they went to help at the scene of a car crash. They are pictured in their DMV photos.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Neighborhood Mourns Good Samaritans' Deaths

Flowers mark the spot on Magnolia Avenue in Valley Village where two women were electrocuted when they tried to help a crash victim who slammed into a fire hydrant and a light pole. Friends and family members say the women are heroes for attempting to help. Authorities are urging residents to call 911 in case of an emergency to prevent another tragedy like this. John Cadiz Klemack reports from Valley Village for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2012.

Would-Be Rescuers Electrocuted in Valley Village

Two women were electrocuted Wednesday night after apparently trying to help the driver of a car who slammed his vehicle into a fire hydrant and a utility pole. The downed power lines electrified the water from the gushing hydrant. Alex Calder reports from News Chopper 4 above Valley Village for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2012.
More Photos and Videos

Authorities on Friday morning released the name of the second victim killed by electrocution following a single-car crash that knocked down a light pole and fire hydrant in Valley Village Wednesday night.

Stacey Schreiber, 39, of Valley Village was killed by the horrific accident that killed two and left multiple observers shocked and burned by the dangerous combination of water and electricity.

Los Angeles County Coroner Investigator Courtney Morrow identified Schreiber Friday morning after the woman's family had been notified.

Schreiber lived in an apartment building right next to the crash site and had gone to the aid of the driver on Wednesday night, according to witnesses and a woman employed by the building's property management company.

Schreiber was initially identified by the property management employee, Ildiko Peter, on Thursday morning to NBC4, but her name was not confirmed by authorities until Friday.

Irma Zamora, 40, of Burbank, also died when she ran to the scene of the accident on the lawn of a home. She was identified by her family Thursday and hailed as a heroine.

Zamora died in front of her husband, who was seen to be in agony and had to be held back from trying to reach his wife's body in the pool of electrified water.

Multiple other witnesses were shocked and hospitalized, authorities said.

The accident occurred when the 19-year-old driver of an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed lost control, crashing through a stop sign, light pole and fire hydrant in the residential neighborhood.

The fire hydrant shot a geyser of water into the air, and the liquid was electrified by a downed power line.

Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: iPhone/iPad App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Running Dry
Coverage of the California drought. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out