Man Uses Racial Slur On Social Media To Describe Running Over Good Samaritan

Matthew Martin fatally struck a good Samaritan (pictured) with his truck, then used a racial slur to describe the man.

Vernon Parish, LA – An 18-year-old is believed to have used a racial slur in a message he sent on social media to describe a pedestrian he struck and killed on a Louisiana highway.

Social media posts have surface which show that Matthew Martin appeared more concerned with the damage to his 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck than killing Sherell Lewis Jr. (pictured,) who had stopped his car on the side of the road to remove debris on the highway.

Martin told a friend on Snapcat that he hit and killed “some n----r” and he “f----d up the chevy pretty good,” according to photos of the Snapcat conversation released by KPLC-TV.

He then used an emoji to describe the man's death.

Lewis, 31, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The Washington Post reported it was his birthday.

The crash is under investigation and the police are aware of the Snapchat posts.

The Washington Post reported that police are confident that Martin was the person who wrote the offensive posts on Snapcath.

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft said the posts were “morally and socially unacceptable” but were not against the law, according to KPLC.

“I am appalled at the content of the social media messages that were posted after the incident. This post is unacceptable and has no place in our society,” Sheriff Craft said, according to KPLC. “The inflammatory words that were used were morally wrong. I have the utmost confidence in the Louisiana State Police and their ability to thoroughly investigate this incident.”

Lewis stopped his own vehicle at about 3:15 p.m. to remove debris that was on the highway.

“What it appears at this point is that this man was trying to do a good deed," Louisiana State Police Sergeant James Anderson told The Daily Mail.

On one Snapchat message, Martin posted a picture of his truck and wrote, “y’all I just hit a whole guy on the highway.”

Later Matthews posted on Snapchat, “i feel bad for the family and all but now i gotta buy a new windshield and a whole bunch of other stuff.”

Comments (29)
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Budman
Budman

Worried more about his truck instead of a person he murdered! Nice asshole!!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

While this kid is a piece of shit, murder it is not. Appears that it was a traffic accident in which the victim was out of his vehicle on the freeway, one can only hope that the kid who hit him will someday get ass cancer.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

It just amazes me the difference in people, one guy trying to do right, and do guys like him a favor by clearing stuff out of the roadway so he doesn't damage his precious 2003 POS, the other - after just having killed a man, regardless of whose fault, brushes the death off by being mad about his damage to his truck.

TheDude
TheDude

Absolutely unacceptable. Please make an example of him.

Mrs10
Mrs10

It's a particularly awful reflection on society that the one helping out gets killed and the other cares not about anyone but himself. It's a scary reality that plays out all too often.