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.”

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Katarina
Katarina

My condolences to the family of Mr. Martin, may he rest in peace. He was assisting other motorists by removing debris from the road. No good deed goes unpunished as the saying goes. I doubt that the animal with no conscience who hit him has anything of value or the potential to earn much, but I do hope he has to pay for the rest of his life in a civil suit for his callousness over causing this man's death. It is my opinion the deceased was the better man.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

The guy was on the hwy and was hit. They said this was at 3:15 p.m. What I can not figure out is how could he not see someone on the road in broad daylight? Maybe texting? Talking on the phone? I looked it up on Google and it is a 4 lane divided hwy in a rural area. He was obviously not paying attention. On top of being a real POS. He will get owned in a civil suit. Hopefully the investigation finds evidence enough to charge him as well.

ToniG
ToniG

What is wrong with him??? How can you take someone's life then post that crap! Put this pos in the middle of the road and run him over! Thoughts and prayers to the victims family.

ALM
ALM

A tragic example of what has become of our society. Condolences to the family of Mr. Lewis may he rest in peace. Sympathy for the parents of Mathew Martin. How awful it must be to have a child like this. He's right up there with the affluenza POS Ethan Couch. May they both rot in hell.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

sad thing about red and blues is they are a magnet to drunks, a lot of the time drunks sideswipe cops.

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