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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tribute to IL Tow Truck Driver Who Died Monday

Here's the story from News Tribune Online:
When most people think of dangerous every day jobs, occupations such as firefighter or policeman come to mind. Hardly ever would tow truck driver be considered.
That may have changed after the death of William Burton “Junior” Waite, 49, of Ladd, who died from injuries he sustained Monday. Waite was helping a broken down tractor-trailer on the right shoulder of the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 when an eastbound Double D Express semi out of Peru ran off the roadway and slammed into the rear of Waite’s service truck.
On Friday, more than two dozen tow truck drivers throughout the region lined their trucks along Main Street in front of Holy Trinity Church in Cherry to pay homage to one of their own by leading Waite’s funeral procession to Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in La Salle.

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