Cowetta County, GA – Tow Truck Driver Killed in Multiple Vehilce Accident
Cowetta County, Georgia (March 15, 2023) – A tow truck driver was killed on the job Wednesday morning on the northbound side of Interstate 85 at mile marker 40 in Coweta County, according to authorities.
According to Georgia State Troopers, the 49-year-old tow truck driver was cleaning up a crash with emergency crews around 7 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe a driver going too fast for the conditions swerved to avoid fire trucks and rolled over, striking the tow truck driver.
A deputy was also hurt, but he is expected to recover.
Authorities arrested the 31-year-old man who struck and killed the tow truck driver.
The fatal collision occurred just feet away from an overhead sign that reads, ‘State Law: Move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles.’
Those in the wrecker business say the law is there to prevent crashes like this.
The 31-year-old is facing multiple charges including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, and a violation of the move-over law.
Although every state has “Move-Over” laws, AAA reports that each year, approximately 24 emergency responders, including tow truck drivers, are struck and killed across the country.
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