February 20, 2015

Lauren Mohr - a Good Samaritan who died in Connecticut

Lauren Mohr
Lauren Mohr, age 34, of Wallingford, Connecticut, died on February 19, 2015, at a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

She had just finished her night shift at Barcelona Restaurant in New Haven and was driving home on Interstate 91.  At about 12:30 a.m., she witnessed a hit and run accident and pulled over to see if she could be of assistance.  She called 911 and was waiting with the victims for help to arrive. 

It was reported but not confirmed that Lauren thought that a car was coming towards her and jumped out of the way. Alternatively, she may have slipped on the snow and ice. Tragically, she fell over a concrete wall and off of a bridge.  She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

The hit and run driver has been charged with several offences. 

Lauren was a graduate of Sheehan High School in Wallingford and recently received her associate's degree in social work from Middlesex Community College. In the fall, Lauren had planned to continue studying social work at Southern Connecticut State University.

Lauren had served in the Air Force for four years and had trained as a medical technician.  She also worked as a temporary aide in the undergraduate admissions
Father, place Lauren on the stairway
to Heaven
office at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. 

Friends describe Lauren as a woman who was always there for others.  She valued family and friendship above all. Her co-workers are in shock. She will be forever remembered. 

Lauren's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. They describe her as courageous, optimistic, caring and intelligent. She had faced a lot of challenges in her lifetime. She is their hero. She will be forever mourned. 

Lauren is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to her mother, Diana; her father, Laurence; step-mother, Joan; and sister, Arwen.

Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. They are the Good Samaritans and are the real heroes of the modern era.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Lauren is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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