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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

OK Tow Truck Driver Killed By Semi

More somber news. Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 61-year old Gale Ray Pemberton of Blackwell, OK, who died last night after being struck by a tractor-trailer.

Here's the story from NewsOK.com:

BLACKWELL — A Blackwell man died after a tractor-trailer struck him while he was helping a motorist on a highway near Blackwell in late Tuesday, authorities said.

Gale Ray Pemberton, 61, died at a Blackwell hospital.

Paul Dukich, 68, of Witchita, Kan., was driving a tractor-trailer south on Interstate 35 about 3 miles south of Blackwell when the rig changed lanes and struck Pemberton about 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Pemberton, a wrecker service driver, was out of his vehicle helping a motorist.

Dukich was not hurt. He was wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

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