Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed by Passenger Vehicle While Securing Disabled Vehicle onto Flatbed Tow Truck - Kentucky
Kentucky Case Report: 16KY052
Release Date: May 17, 2017
On Monday, September 19, 2016 a 48-year-old male tow truck owner-operator (the victim) was loading a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed tow truck on the west bound shoulder of a four lane controlled access highway. At approximately 10:15 pm, the victim was on the traffic-facing lane side securing the vehicle to his tow truck when the operator of an oncoming Dodge Durango traveling in the same direction failed to move over, veered over the edge line, and struck the tow truck owner and the side of the tow truck. The victim later died at the hospital.