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Tow truck driver killed when disabled rig falls on him during securement 


A tow truck driver was killed while securing a semi truck in Pennsylvania early on Wednesday. 

The accident happened in the early morning hours of July 27th on the Pennsylvania Turnpike just west of Somerset. 

According to the Daily American, 26-year-old Thomas Hoket was pronounced dead at 1:34 a.m. by Somerset Deputy Coroner Alexis Lichty, who responded to the scene. 

“It is very, very tragic,” said Col. Matthew Johnston, turnpike communications officer. Hoket was working for Herring Motor Co. at the time of the incident.

The incident is still under investigation. It is not being investigated as a crash, but instead as a death investigation. No further information has been released.


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