California: woman charged with DUI after killing firefighter on motorcycle


From KFSN

FRESNO, Calif.  — Firefighters in the North Valley are honoring one of their own who died Sunday after a tragic crash. Andrew Maloney was riding his motorcycle in Los Banos when investigators say he was hit by a drunk driver.
Friends tell Action News, Maloney had an adventurous spirit and loved serving his community as a firefighter. But authorities say his life was cut short by a woman who was driving under the influence. And who witnesses say was also talking on her cell phone.
Flags are flying at half staff outside the fire station in Los Banos in honor of Andrew Maloney, who started his career more than a decade ago.
Capt. Mark Simmons said, “Every loss is tragic. This loss was extremely tragic to Cal Fire and Merced County Fire Department… it’s one of those things that hit really close to home this time.” ….MORE