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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

UPDATED: TN Tow Truck Driver Killed In Accident

Yesterday, I posted a story (below) about an unnamed wrecker driver who died in a May 29 crash. I received the following information today from senior editor, Bill Candler, who was emailed by Jerry Riggs, the president of the Tennessee Towing Association:

Bill tell Cindi that her story on a Tennessee Tow Truck driver is mis-leading. He IS NOT a tow truck driver. He worked for a farm equipment dealer out of Crossville , TN delivering Farm Equipment. I talked with the owner of Tri-County Equipment and it is 100 per cent Farm equipment. Jerry Riggs President Tennessee Tow Truck Association

Nontheless, we still send our condolences to the family and acquaintances of this as-yet-unnamed driver who died in a May 29 crash.
Here's the story from

KINGSTON, Tenn (WVLT) -- A wrecker driver is dead after a car accident on Highway 70 in Roane County this afternoon.

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers have released few details about the accident, only saying so far that a vehicle crossed the center line of Highway 70 around 2 p.m. this afternoon and slammed into the wrecker.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No details on the other driver or the extent of any injuries.

1 comment:

Trucker Bob said...

I heard that the wife of the truck driver is getting one of the better Los Angeles truck accident lawyers in town and suing. I wonder if she has a case.