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Tow truck driver crushed and dragged while securing disabled semi truck


A tow truck driver was killed while attempting to secure a disabled semi truck in California on Tuesday. 

The accident happened on November 8th in Twentynine Palms, California at around 5:10 p.m.

According to News Channel 3, the 42-year-old tow truck driver was near the intersection of Two Mile Road and Oasis Avenue to tow a disabled semi truck. As he attempted to secure the tractor trailer to the tow truck, the rig slid off the tow truck’s lift. The semi truck then rolled backwards and pulled the tow truck driver under the trailer. 

The tow truck driver was trapped and dragged beneath the trailer for about 50 feet before he was dislodged. The tractor trailer came to a rest in the middle of Two Mile Road. 

Police and emergency crews arrived and transported the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).


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