Deputies say a Mazda 6 was going east on Holmes Road when it veered off and went into a ditch about a mile east of Reynolds Road. The driver, Tony Williams, 43, was able to get out of the car, just as the water began to rise. He called for help and a sheriff's deputy, plus two tow trucks from Star Towing arrived.
Deputies say one of the drivers was trying to put a hook on the car's frame, while standing on top of the car. Deputies say the car began to move and the driver fell into the rushing water. The car shifted about 20 feet into a culvert under Holmes Road.
Investigators say the tow truck driver had tied an air hose around his waist as a "makeshift lifeline", but the line broke under the force of the water.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Body of TN Tow Truck Driver Found
On Wednesday, searchers located the body of the tow truck driver who fell into flood waters on Monday. Here's a description of how the incident occurred from a MyEyewitnessNews.com report (Read the full story here):
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 9:52 AM