Good Samaritan dies helping stranger; leaves behind 5 small children


by Karen Grace / KENS 5

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 8:50 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- "He stopped to help a perfect stranger and he lost his life," said LaShon Williams. She lost her cousin on January 5 in a suspected hit-and-run accident. She is know calling for the driver that fled the scene to come forward.

Michael Boozer was a 28-year-old father of five. He had four daughters and a son, all children were under the age of eight. Boozer plunged 60 feet to his death from an overpass at Loop 410 near the Crossroads Mall.

Another man who fell with him survived and is in critical condition at University Hospital.

Witnesses say Boozer was being a Good Samaritan to a stranger when he fell to his death.

"He'd give you the shirt off his back," said Williams of her cousin's character. "It seems like a bad dream,"

The children still ask for their father.

His fiancée will never experience their wedding day this spring. Boozer's mother is in a nursing home and has not been told that her son is dead. The family fears the news will poorly affect her health.

"We don't want to have to bury my cousin on Saturday then bury my aunt the next following week," said Williams.

If you have any information that could help find the second driver, call Balcones Heights police.

Meantime the family will bury Boozer Saturday at Collin's Funeral Home.

Donations for the service can be arranged by calling 210-657-2273.