Monday, April 27, 2009

OH Tow Truck Driver Identified

Here's an update from

GREENE COUNTY, Ohio -- The driver killed in a tow truck crash earlier today has been identified.

Michael Justice, 43, of Dayton was driving eastbound on U.S. Route 35 bypass around 11:50 a.m., about two miles east of State Route 72. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the front left tire of the truck blew out, causing the truck to cross the median and flip over.

Justice was ejected from the vehicle and died in the crash. His passenger, 47-year-old Terry Downey, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight in unknown condition.

The crash had U.S. 35 shut down for several hours -- as of 3:30 p.m., the westbound lanes and one eastbound lane were reportedly still closed.

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