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  1. HINDS Mack L. Born : June 18, 1909 Entered into rest : September 5, 1958 49 years old While attempting to hook to a car it began to roll toward an embankment. Mr. Hinds jumped into the car to try and stop it but could not. He either jumped or was thrown from the vehicle and landed on a log at the bottom of the embankment. The car landed on top of him and pinned him underneath it. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away five days later. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2007 PERHAM Edward A. Born : June 8, 1954 Entered into rest : September 15, 1974 20 years old Edward was working the late shift at Ted's Towing when he responded to a call of a Ford Mustang broken down on the Pike. Perham took the driver, later identified as George Whitham, who had been released from prison a month earlier for car theft, and the car, which was leaking oil, back to Ted's. That's where Whitham clubbed Edward over the head with a tire iron. Whitham was caught driving Perham's car a few hours later. In April 1975, Whitham was found guilty of second-degree murder, as well as larceny of $30 and Perham's car, and sentenced to 15 to 30 years. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2007 CARRANDI Ivan Born : July 14, 1932 Entered into rest : September 19, 1978 46 years old Ivan answered a radio request from Trooper Alvin V. Kohler of the Florida Highway Patrol. Kohler had been questioning two teens and asked to see one of their driver's license. One of the boys, Lester Enriquez, walked back to the car and pulled out a .357 magnum shooting Kohler in the head. Ivan was also shot and killed, his tow truck was taken by the two underage drivers but was stopped a short distance later and they were taken into custody. They were trying to runaway from home. Ivan left behind a wife and two teenage children. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" SHEEHAN "Red" Bernard Born : May 18, 1926 Entered into rest : September 1985 59 years old He was one of Massachusetts' most respected and liked towing and recovery specialists in West Springfield. He was the owner of Red's Exxon. He had towed in a tractor which was damaged in the front. The tow truck driver backed the tractor onto a low-boy for transport to a repair shop. The tractor was on the bed and Red knelt on the ground to place a jack stand underneath it. There were no blocks or breaks on the tractor to prevent it from rolling. The tow truck driver stepped on the clutch and the tractor rolled forward. The tweaked front wheel caught Red and turned him around and pinned him to the low-boy, the tractor slipped off the bed and crushed Red from the chest up. It was a freak accident that took Red's life. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" WEBB Jr. Ronald V. Born : July 8, 1933 Entered into rest : September 1985 52 years old Ronald gave up his life in the line of duty. He was from Colton, California. Ronald was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 215. Forty seven trucks made up the procession to the cemetery in his honor. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" CLAMP Larry C. Born : May 15, 1951 Entered into rest : September 5, 1993 42 years old Larry was hit by a car while sweeping glass at an accident scene on North Street, Nacogdoches, TX. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" PROBST Jr. Gary Lee Born : March 19, 1968 Entered into rest : September 20, 1997 29 years old He was a tow truck operator in Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife and son and many other relatives. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" TUBIA Donald S. Born : April 7, 1951 Entered into rest : September 21, 1997 45 years old Donald was an employee of Phelps Repair Shop in Ilion. He was helping a family whose vehicle had broken down on the New York State Thruway near mile marker 207 in the town of Danube, near Little Falls. A driver in a milk truck had fallen asleep at the wheel and killed him. The driver was cited for reckless driving and moving from a lane unsafely. He leaves behind a family and friends. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" WATSON Brian E. Born : December 18, 1975 Entered into rest : September 18, 2001 25 years old The driver of an out of control 1985 Ford LTD struck Watson as he changed the tire of a stranded motorist before colliding with the disabled jeep on U.S. Highway 85. Four other people were injured in the accident Dan's Towing, Sturgis Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2007 TRUEBLOOD "Billy" William H. Born : December 25, 1942 Entered into rest : September 22, 2003 60 years old Trueblood was helping to remove downed trees in North Carolina when the truck’s tow cable snapped and struck the victim, throwing him some 20 feet. His neck broke when he landed on his head. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" GARRETT Billy W. Born : November 16, 1932 Entered into rest : September 19, 2004 72 years old Garrett was returning from a job towing a boat to Nevada, when in New Mexico on Interstate 40 his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer that crossed the median. The driver of the tractor-trailer had reportedly fallen asleep at the wheel. Garrett served as a volunteer firefighter and over the years received three Honorary Oklahoma Highway Patrol awards for outstanding service. Owner of Garrett Wrecker Service Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" BLUMER Joseph A. Born : October 6, 1960 Entered into rest : September 29, 2004 43 years old Blumer's accident occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. when he was towing a pickup truck up a sloped driveway. Another tower said that Blumer probably got out of his truck to check the vehicle he was towing, then the brakes on his truck apparently failed and it rolled over him. "The truck caught him in between the wheels," he said. Edlin Automotive Services, Knoxville Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2008 SHULTZ Michael B. Entered into rest : September 9, 2005 24 years old Shultz was killed while changing a tire for a AAA member on the 91 freeway in Yorba Linda. A woman in her mid-20s was driving an Oldsmobile Cutlass in the fast lane when she lost control of her car and swerved across four lanes of traffic, crashing into the sound wall and then hitting Shultz while he was changing the tire. The accident is still being investigated. Bitteto's Tow and Service, Anaheim Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" WALTERS "Rob" Robert Entered into rest : September 20, 2005 30 years old A tractor-trailer and a tow truck were stopped on the side of the highway when another 18-wheeler traveling North veered off the road and hit them causing all three vehicles to burst into flames. The tow truck operator was under his vehicle when the collision occurred and was killed instantly. ABC Towing Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" NETTLES "Dinky" Edwin L. Born : January 21,1954 Entered into rest : September 28, 2005 51 years old Mr. Nettles lost control of the rollback tow truck he was driving causing it to overturn. He died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2007 RUBIO Joey Born : September 9, 1970 Entered into rest: September 6, 2006 35 years old Rubio was struck and killed last night in a hit-and-run accident on State Route 2-0-2 in Tempe. D-P-S says the victim was standing next to his truck, getting ready to tow a disabled car from the emergency lane when he was struck. Officers say the Shamrock tow truck had its yellow emergency lights flashing, and the truck's rear-deck loading lights also were on. The incident occurred sometime between 10:30 and 11:30 p-m on the eastbound side of the 2-0-2, near the area of McClintock and the entrance ramp to southbound State Route 1-0-1. D-P-S is requesting the public's help in identifying the vehicle that struck the man. It says it should have extensive damage to the right front due to the impact. Shamrock Towing Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2007 SANDERS David Lee Entered into rest : September 20, 2006 56 years old Sanders worked at Paxton Towing as a property caretaker and was murdered there in the yard in Chula Vista. The killer, later identified by police as 28 year-old Edward L. Snow Jr., was arrested by Chula Vista police detectives in Arkansas City, Kansas. Police received an anonymous tip that Snow had gone to Kansas after the shooting. The detectives also seized $26,000 in cash from a house where Snow had been staying. The money is suspected of being stolen from the towing business. The San Diego District Attorney's Office is working with the Kansas authorities for Snow's extradition. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2007 SYMEOY Jimmy Born : September 17, 1961 Entered into rest : September 10, 2007 45 years old Jimmy was on his way to pick up an NRMA breakdown on the F3 when he hit a spare tire in the roadway. The tire fell from a southbound truck around 3:40 p.m. The truck Jimmy was driving ran over the tire and caused him to lose control of his vehicle which hit the rear of a semi-trailer traveling in the same direction. The impact sent the tow truck spiraling into a rock wall. Jimmy was trapped in the truck until emergency crews could extricate him. He was flown by helicopter to the hospital but died in the emergency room from his internal injuries. Jimmy worked for Suburban Towing for about 20 years and was recently employed by Abal Towing for a week. He was also an active member of the Round Corner Fire Brigade. Jimmy leaves a wife and several children behind. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2008 PUGH Jr. Cecil Eugene Born : February 4, 1948 Entered into rest : September 17, 2007 59 years old Cecil, who was transporting a vehicle on his tow truck, was shot and killed by a man cleaning his rifle inside his home. A 50-year-old man was cleaning the weapon in his trailer near North 29th Avenue and Deer Valley Road when the rifle discharged. The bullet pierced through his blinds and window, shattered the windshield of the tow truck, and lodged in the left side of the passing driver's forehead, killing him instantly. Pugh fell out of the cab as the vehicle continued moving down the road. The gun owner ran outside, jumped in the truck and managed to bring the vehicle to a stop before hitting any houses. Phoenix police said there's a good chance they'll recommend the man who fired the rifle be charged with serious crimes. DV Towing Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2008 FRIZZLEY "Mandy" Amanda Born : March 26, 1981 Entered into rest : September 30, 2007 26 years old Amanda was driving her tow truck at about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday when she collided with an errant SUV driver going the wrong way down a one-way street, Donald Street and York Avenue in downtown Winnipeg. She and other tow-truck drivers were busy clearing the downtown area of vehicles to make way for a charity run to benefit cancer research. The collision caused her tow truck to roll onto its roof. Amanda later died at the hospital. Friends will always remember her as someone who was always there for them, whenever they needed help. She worked for Dr. Hook Towing for several years. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2008 SCHULTZ Stanley Born : Entered into rest : September 23, 2008 55 years old Schultz was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a van while removing debris from a previous car accident on FM 3083 in Conroe. He was taken to Conroe Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Patrol cars partially blocked the eastbound lane of traffic and Schultz apparently crossed the road into the westbound lane of traffic to pick up debris. That's when the 2000 Chrysler van traveling east on FM 3083 hit him. The van apparently passed to the left of the marked patrol cars and the driver did not see Schultz in time to try to avoid hitting him. Schultz also was not wearing a reflective safety vest as required by state law. Alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor, but speed and other factors are still being investigated. The van driver and her 10-year-old passenger were not hurt. She was released at the scene pending the outcome of the investigation. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in "unknown" WALSH Daniel Joseph Born : July 12, 1951 Entered into rest : September 13, 2011 60 years old Dan was working alongside his co-worker, Jesse, on Interstate 80, when a semi truck driven by Herbert Terrell, 54, sideswiped the first tow truck, then struck the disabled semi flatbed which was pushed into the second tow truck. Four men lost their lives on the side of the Interstate including the driver of the disabled semi flatbed. Dan worked for Hanifen Towing for the last four years. He is survived by his wife and family and friends. Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2012 INMAN Jesse J. Born : May 24, 1982 Entered into rest : September 13, 2011 29 years old Jesse was one of four men killed on Interstate Highway 80 east of Grinnell. Jesse and his co-worker, Daniel Walsh were assisting a driver of a flat bed semi truck at mile marker 188 next to the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 shortly after 7 p.m., Tuesday when the accident occurred. A semi truck, driven by Herbert Terrell, 54, of Indiana, side swiped the first tow truck, then struck the parked semi, pushing it into the other tow truck. All four men were pronounced dead at the scene. Jesse was a Heavy Duty Tow Truck driver for Hanifen Towing for the past five years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, family and friends Added to the Wall of the Fallen in 2012 WATROUS II Ralph Henry Born : Entered into rest : September 10, 2017 44 years old Ralph was assisting a disabled motorist on the northbound side of Route 222 near the Peach Road overpass in West Earl Township around 1:50 a.m. Ralph was assisting Robert M. Buckwalter Jr., 46, of Ephrata when a vehicle driven by Anthony Caldwell of Stafford had struck them as he drove passed them. Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen G. Diamantoni pronounced them both deceased at the scene. West Earl police, the Lancaster County crash team and the district attorney's office are investigating the incident. No charges had been filed as of Monday. Ralph worked as a tow truck driver for Mack's Tire Service in New Holland. Ralph left behind a fiancé and many family members. It was said the he had enough "dad jokes" to last a lifetime. He will be missed by many. dded to the Wall of the Fallen in 2018 In Remembrance of LUCE "Jim" T. James Born : December 29, 1923 Entered into rest : September 4, 1994 70 years old Mr. Luce served as president and executive director of the Texas Towing and Storage Association from 1984 until his death in 1994. In 1986 he was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Vehicle Storage Facility Act by the Commission of the Texas Department of Labor and Standards. He was the managing editor of The Texas Tow Line, a publication of the Texas Towing and Storage Association, and handled all association business and accounting through the T. J. Luce Company. HUSTON Mike Born : October 26, 1937 Entered into rest : September 10, 1999 61 years old Mike worked for about thirty years in the towing and recovery industry. He drove and/or owned Brannon's Towing in Buttonwillow, CA, South Union Body Works and Kern Towing And Salvage both in Bakersfield, CA. On September 10th, 1999 Mike lost a long fight with cancer. A battle fought bravely by a man who loved his work more than anyone I've met. He is survived by his wife Ellen, two sons Chuck and Robert (his oldest also a proud Towman), and three Grandchildren Shannon, Travis and Tara. He was 61 and will be sorely missed! Please join me in wishing him luck in that big ditch in the sky. Sincerely, Chuck Huston Cedar Bluff Towing Knoxville, TN BIVINS Jr. Charles S. Born : April 20, 1941 Entered into rest : September 25,1999 58 years old Charles died of a heart attack. He will always be remembered as a jolly old soul ..always smiling and always ready to give a hand. Owner of Bivin's Wrecker Service RONK George J. Born : May 18, 1915 Entered into rest : September 16, 2000 84 years old George founded Ronk's Auto and Truck Towing Inc. in Crestline. The company is now owned by his wife, Eunice. TANTON "Little Mike" William Michael Born : February 19, 1980 Entered into rest : September 16, 2000 20 years old Mike was killed while loading a van onto his tow truck by a drunk driver who swerved onto the shoulder and hit him. "Mike was a young man, who would do anything for anyone. Small in size, but had a heart as big as the universe. There are so many kids on the wrong track these days, yet here you had a young man at 20 who worked full-time, had an apartment and vehicle of his own and was making plans for College. Clyde Baldridge took all of this away from Little Mike. He knew what he was doing when he took his first drink." stated Lynda Woods. Humble Wrecker Service BENJAMIN Harry C. Entered into rest : September 29, 2000 61 years old Harry died at his home. Mr. Benjamin was the owner of Harry Benjamin’s Garage, previously known as Benjamin’s Arco. He operated a towing service for many years. He enjoyed racing and won several championships. He was member of the Wysox Fire Department and Wysox Ambulance Association. LOWE Gerald Carl Born : April 28, 1941 Entered into rest : September 1, 2002 61 years old Mr. Lowe owned Lowe’s Garage/Towing and Wrecker Service. MITCHELL "Buddy" Howard R. Born : January 27, 1925 Entered into rest : September 3, 2002 77 years old Kentucky State Police said that at 3:10 p.m., Howard, turned left onto U.S. 68 at Fairview. An eastbound pickup struck his wrecker as he turned. Howard went through a field. Struck a fence, and hit a parked Subaru before coming to rest against a tree at the bottom of a hill, state police said. Howard was a farm equipment and car dealer. DIXON James F. Born : March 22, 1923 Entered into rest : September 18, 2002 79 years old James owned and operated Dixon’s Wrecker Service. He passed as a result from complications of a quintuple bypass operation performed over two months prior. Mr. Dixon was an Army veteran of World War II. HOAGLAND "Hoagy" James Born : April 1, 1929 Entered into rest : September 22, 2002 73 years old James died of complications from the West Nile virus. Mr. Hoagland was a member of the 1999 International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame. He bought his first tow truck in 1951 and started Hoagy’s Wrecker Service, which is still in operation. Mr. Hoagland was co-founder of the Indiana Towing Association and director of the Interstate Towing Association. He was also a member of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police and the Indiana Motor Truck Association. He was active in Friends of Towing and helped promote annual fund-raisers for the organization, which supports the International Towing and Recovery Museum and Hall of Fame. HARMON "Bob" Robert P. Born : August 17, 1934 Entered into rest : September 2, 2003 69 years old Bob Harmon was a Past President of PWOF and Owner of Bob Harmon's Towing & Recovery in Pensacola. DEITZ Sr. Burton E. Born : May 5, 1933 Entered into rest : September 17, 2003 70 years old Deitz died at Kingston Hospital in New York. Mr. Deitz was the former owner of several auto and towing firms. He was the father of Burton Deitz Jr., present owner/operator of Bryant’s Towing, an authorized NYS Thruway tower in Kingston, N.Y. Mr. Deitz was the owner/operator of Coast RV in Crystal River, Fla. He was also the founder and former proprietor of Burton E. Deitz Inc. Auto Supply and Towing, Burton E. Deitz Auto Transport and Bryant’s Towing. STUMP Stephen Entered into rest : September 22, 2004 52 years old Stump owned S&R Automobile Repair and Towing in Lancaster. BREESE Arthur Entered into rest : September 14, 2005 63 years old Arthur "Sonny" Breese, 63, of Monmouth Junction died suddenly yesterday at his home. In 1968 he founded and opened Sonny's Garage and was still active in his business until the time of his death. He was responsible for servicing police and the Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad vehicles and in early years also serviced the Monmouth Junction Fire Company trucks. HAFENSTEINER Diane L. Cutri Entered into rest : September 8, 2006 50 years old Diane died at St. Mary’s Home Asbury following an extended illness. Diane was co-owner of H & S Service Station for many years. She was the wife of late Tom Hafensteiner. On Tow411, she was known as "Sidekick" Thank you Steve (Truck9) for remembering Diane WILSON Clay Entered into rest : September 21, 2006 47 years old "We lost a good man and a great WreckMaster today. His family needs your prayers to get through this trying time. Clay was born August 16,1959. He was a light and heavy duty driver. Clay loved his work and loved this industry and he will surely be missed by us all. I'll see you in the ditch my friend, Cliff". Doc's Towing Thank you Cliff (cliffwm010069) for remembering Clay BARRETT Craig Alan Born : December 16, 1980 Entered into rest : September 2, 2007 27 years old On Sunday, September 2nd of 2007, Craig was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. He was a member of the Jim's Towing family for over three years. WHEELER Donald L. Born : Entered into rest : September 23, 2007 43 years old Donald was the owner of D&D Towing in South Boston. He died Sunday of a sudden illness. People remember him as being a funny man, someone who could always make them laugh, the big heart he had always lending a helping hand and as a man who was amazing and a true friend. You will truly be missed, Donald. PANNICIA "Vinnie" Vincent Born : Entered into rest : September 24, 2007 72 years old Vincent was the owner of Vincent Service Station in Mamaroneck. He did towing for several police departments and the AAA. He also had been an auxiliary officer in Harrison, where he was a resident, and Mamaroneck when those departments had auxiliary police. HALL Jayson Born : Entered into rest : September 28, 2007 29 years old Jayson was known for being a hard worker and always willing to lend a helping hand. His sense of humor could keep his friends and co-workers laughing all day long, which is something they will miss very much. Jayson passed away due to a heart attack suffered on Friday. He leaves behind a fiancé and a little girl of whom he was so proud of because she had just started Kindergarten. Resource: Towers Memorial Page If you can add details for any of these towers added to the topic. Please do not hesitate to add them in reply of contact me. Thank you!
  2. TOW TRUCK OPERATOR KILLED IN ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT A Williamston man was killed after driving a wrecker into several trees on NC Highway 99 near Plymouth monday morning. Stanley Smallwood Jr., 22, was operating a wrecker belonging to Roy's Service Center in Windsor where he worked part-time while attending college at night. Smallwood died at the scene. He leaves behind a wife and small child. The accident occurred approximately 10:15 a.m. According the the NC State Highway Patrol, it looked like he ran off the right side of the road and then came back on and ran off of the left side into several trees. There were no witnesses to the accident. After a humbling recovery, the wrecker was moved to our impound yard where it could be secured out of the public's view. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We are located in a small community and there are no news links available, however this is from the local newpaper. JandJ Wrecker Service
  3. July, 20, 2005: TOW TRUCK OPERATOR KILLED IN ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT A Williamston man was killed after driving a wrecker into several trees on NC Highway 99 near Plymouth monday morning. Stanley Smallwood Jr., 22, was operating a wrecker belonging to Roy's Service Center in Windsor where he worked part-time while attending college at night. Smallwood died at the scene. He leaves behind a wife and small child. The accident occurred approximately 10:15 a.m. According the the NC State Highway Patrol, it looked like he ran off the right side of the road and then came back on and ran off of the left side into several trees. There were no witnesses to the accident. After a humbling recovery, the wrecker was moved to our impound yard where it could be secured out of the public's view. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We are located in a small community and there are no news links available, however this is from the local newpaper. JandJ Wrecker Service
  4. February 19, 2004 It is with regrets that we inform the members of the Towing & Recovery Assn. of KY of the passing of Ronald Reed; Mr. Reed, 52, died after a brief illness yesterday, 02/18/2004 at the VA Hospital in Lexington, KY. Reed was earlier employed at Winchester's Towing for many years. He left Lexington to open and operate Ron's Lakeland Wrecker Service in Florida. He recently returned to Lexington, where he was currently employed at CTS by Johnny Winchester. Mr. Reed was an accomplished tower, who (according to his previous employers) was a diligent and faithful employee, as well as a dedicated family man. Born June 5, 1951, he leaves behind a wife and children. While in Florida he was a member of the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida. He returned to Lexington in October of 2003, and his current employers (CTS & Winchester's) are past and present members of TRAK. The visitation will be held at Best & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, KY from 5PM-9PM on Saturday, February 21st, and Sunday February 22nd from 1PM-3PM and from 5PM-9PM. The funeral will be Monday, February 22 at 11:30 AM with burial to follow at Camp Nelson. A tow truck processional is being planned; for information, please contact: Mike Winchester, (859) 983-8928 (cell) or 278-0355 (work) Johnny Winchester, (859) 278-9999 (work) Scott Burrows
  5. Mr. Kirk A. Cameron, of Lake City, Fl. Died as a result of injuries sustained in a Motorcycle Accident. Kirk and His wife Own and Operate All 4 One Towing and Recovery. Kirk is survived by his Wife (Terri) 3 sons, Justin,Jeremy,and James. and his 2 grand children. Mr. Kirk Alan Cameron 43, of Fort White, Florida died Monday February 23, 2004 in Lake City as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
  6. This is just happening right now. I bring sad news that a driver was hit and killed N/B 101 near the Spencer Avenue off ramp. The information is from the California Highway Patrol CAD. The driver worked for Wiler's Tow in Vallejo, California. I am deeply saddened for the family of the driver and the company he works for. There are no words I can express to relay my condolences to them. If you can call them and offer support and let them know you grieve with them. I just thought I should let you all know we are all suffering from this behavior. We need to stick together and educate everyone. ******************************************************************** Incident: 01904 Type: Fatality Location: US101 N / SPENCER AVE OFR Loc Desc: SB 101 JNO SPENCER Lat/Lon: 37.849246 -122.489356 4:49 PM 32 [69] ^***CANCEL SIGALERT*** ROADWAY CLEAR [Shared] 4:49 PM 31 [68] 1039 DOT-CC [Shared] 4:48 PM 30 [67] 34-S4 RDWY CLR [Shared] 4:47 PM 29 [66] B34-050 07 TOYT PRIUS 4D BLK 2 PLTS FOR 22651G TO MILL VALLEY TOW BY OFCR OSTLER 19000 [Shared] 4:43 PM 28 [65] 34-S4 CORTE MADERA TOW 97 [Shared] 4:29 PM 27 [64] B34-046 FOLLOWING EVIDENCE TOW [Shared] 4:21 PM 26 [59] [Notification] [CHP]-CORTE MADERA TOW ETA 15 TO 20 PLS ADV 34-S4 OTA [Shared] 4:19 PM 25 [58] MILL VLY 97 AND CORTE MADERA TOW ENRT FOR WILER'S TK [Shared] 4:12 PM 24 [57] 1039 BT / ETA 45 MINS OR LESS [Shared] 3:59 PM 23 [55] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 MILL VALLEY TOW 888-688-3303 ***** [Shared] 3:55 PM 22 [52] B34-050 REQ 1185R FOR TOYT PRIUS [Shared] 3:44 PM 21 [50] 1039 DOTCC LINE 48 [Shared] 3:42 PM 20 [48] 34-S4 REQ SIG ALERT // SB 101 JNO SPENCER #1-2 OPEN - #3-4 BLKD [Shared] 3:18 PM 19 [42] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 Downtown Ignacio Towing // 415.883.6124 - W/ EVIDENCE TOW FOR CHEV PK [Shared] 3:16 PM 18 [41] 34-S4 REQ 1185 EVIDENCE CHEV 1/2 TON PK [Shared] 3:07 PM 17 [38] [CHP] has closed their incident [190226GG01910] 3:06 PM 16 [36] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1144-Fatality by CHP 3:02 PM 15 [35] 1039 DOTCC 3:02 PM 14 [34] 34-S4 1039 CORONER 2:55 PM 13 [30] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** SB 101 JNO SPENCER AVE - LANES #3-4 ARE BLOCKED - LANES #1-2 ARE OPEN - UNK ETO - USE ALT ROUTES - REF LOG 1904 2:50 PM 12 [28] 1039 DOT-CC 2:50 PM 11 [27] 1039 DOT-CC 2:49 PM 10 [26] ENRT TO TC SCENE W/AI KIT 2:47 PM 9 [20] BLKG #3/4 #1/2 OPEN 2:42 PM 8 [18] B34-046 #1/2/3 BLKD NOW 2:36 PM 7 [13] 1039 1141 2:34 PM 6 [9] B34-046 SB 101 JNO SPENCER OFR 2:34 PM 5 [8] B34-046 REQ FIRE C3 /// ONE PTY ON GROUND NOT MOVING 2:31 PM 4 [7] B34-046 BREAK STARTED AT RODEO 2:28 PM 3 [6] [Notification] [CHP]-PER GGB - THEY ARE 97 WITH STALL JNO WALDO -- THEY'LL CHECK AREA 2:26 PM 2 [3] 1 OF THE VEHS WAS AN 1185 2:26 PM 1 [2] TC'D INTO 2 VEHS THAT WERE ON RHS
  7. Keith Albertson, 58, owner and operator for 21 years of Keith's Auto Service and Towing in Bristol, Pa., died on Jan. 31, 2003. His charisma and humor will long be remembered. His sons Kevin and Dale continue the business that upholds Keith's hard work and legacy. Keith was carried to his final resting place upon the bed of his finest rollback. SOURCE: Fred Kurt, Friend, Joe Horisk Salvage and Towing New Castle, Del Originally added to Tow411 in 2006
  8. Virgel T. Fakes, 84, of Jetmore, Kansas, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 at the Hodgeman County Health Center. Virgel Fakes was owner of Fakes Garage, Welding service and Towing service for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Protestant Faith, Mason and Odd Fellows Lodges. He also served as mayor and city councilman for 20 years. He is survived by his wife Betty; son Dale; daughter Virginia Carrington; brothers Herman and Clearnce; sisters Bertie Simpson and Odessa Smith; and one grandson.
  9. Ed, along with his wife Marilyn, founded National Tow & Road Service in Reno, Nevada. Despite being blind in one eye, he was an accomplished pilot, a sharpshooter and a past reserve deputy for the Washoe County Police Department. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in 2006
  10. Tommy C. Hutto, 74, of Ashburn, Ga., died Jan. 17, 2003. He was the owner of Hutto Shop and Wrecker Service for 35 years. Mr. Hutto was married with nine children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. His funeral service on Jan. 20 was lead by his own personal wrecker that was driven by his grandson Jeffery Cameron, followed by fleet of wreckers from surrounding counties.
  11. Hit-and-run driver kills wrecker operator in Irving Juan Guzman, 30, of Plano, Tx was struck and killed Sunday about 5:23 a.m. by a hit-and-run driver while trying to hook up another vehicle to his tow truck in the 400 block of Airport Freeway, near O'Connor Road, according to a police report. The driver of the passenger car did not attempt to stop, police said. Witnesses described the vehicle as a white sedan, possibly a Chevrolet or Pontiac or similar make, with a tan pinstripe. The right front section of the vehicle was likely damaged. Guzman worked for Walnut Hill Wrecker Service. Irving police said Wednesday they have made an arrest in connection with the hit-and-run death of a tow truck driver on New Year's Day. Charles Lamon Hicks, Jr, 19, of Dallas was arrested Tuesday and faces a charge of manslaughter, police said. Plano resident Juan Guzman, 30, was loading a vehicle Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Airport Freeway when a car allegedly driven by Mr. Hicks struck him. Mr. Guzman died as a result of his injuries. Mr. Hicks is being held on $25,000 bond. Police said he may face an additional charge of failure to stop and render aid in connection with the case. Posted on Wed, Jan. 04, 2006 Dallas man arrested in hit-and-run deathBy DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITERIRVING - A Dallas man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death Sunday of a wrecker driver, police said. Police identified the suspect as Charles L. Hicks Jr., 19, who was arraigned Wednesday morning on a charge of manslaughter. He was in the Irving City Jail Wednesday with bail set at $25,000. Hicks was arrested Tuesday evening at his Dallas home, police said. Juan Guzman, 30, of Plano, was fatally injured shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday by a hit-and-run driver while trying to hook up another vehicle to his tow truck in the 400 block of Airport Freeway near O'Connor Road. Guzman worked for Walnut Hill Wrecker Service. Police said they determined Hicks was a suspect by using witness accounts and from physical evidence at the scene. Wreckerman05 said: good to hear they caught him--the bond seems alitte low to me-but i wonder sometimes-how they set the bonds-good luck the towing company and family during this bad time-- ibflat2 said: great news that the suspect was caught now we hope that the courts are fair and justice is served... Biddy Corgan said: All things considered, this is some good news. Thanks Peter tommytows said: glad to hear he got caught michael212 said: Glad to here it. I don't know if I'm just noticing it but lately in our area there have been alot of Hit & Runs with pedestrians and vehicles. Most of them have been Fatals too. I just don't know why they run? They should know sooner or later they get caught up with. Michael Myers - 253.588.1757 ext 150 forgivenone said: I am glad the authorities caught the suspect. That is great news, Hoora! Originally added to Tow411 in 2006.
  12. Hello All, This is from the Atlanta Journal this morning. 1/11/5 Driver killed when tow truck overturns An East Point man was killed when his tow truck overturned after colliding with an interstate median and a car Monday morning, Gwinnett County police said. Xavion Wilson, 43, lost control of his tow truck on northbound I-85 just south of Indian Trail Road when a Honda Accord changed lanes in front of him, said police Cpl. Dan Huggins. The truck struck a median, then the Accord and overturned, he said. The driver of the Honda and a passenger in the tow truck were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with minor injuries. Two other vehicles were sideswiped during the collision, but no other injuries were reported, Huggins said. Charges are pending against the driver of the Honda, police said. Thank you Matt for bringing this to our attention. Originally added to Tow411 in 2005:
  13. It is with deep sorrow that we are announcing the passing of former TRAK President Ronald Bentley last night, January 6th. Mr. Bentley retired from the towing and garage business several years ago, with the sale of his company, Peytona Garage, to the current owners, Denis & Connie Albert. Mr. Bentley was the founder and long time operator of Peytona Garage on east US 60 in Waddy, KY. He built and operated several heavy-duty tow trucks from his eastern Shelby County garage. Bentley served as president of the Towing & Recovery Association of Kentucky in the 1998-99, after completing terms as vice-president from 1996-98. Funeral arrangements are pending, as Mr. Bentley, as his body is being returned from Florida, where he spent the winters fishing. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and son Scotty. Origianlly added to Tow411 in 2005:
  14. An old boss and dispatcher of mine has passed away. Doris Hill passed on at Meritcare hospital ion Fargo, ND on Tuesday the 27th, at the age of 73. She and her late husband Albert had purchased a Mobil station in Bemidji, MN in 1960. In 1976 they sold the station to focus on towing. She did bookkeeping, dispatching, and various other duties up until recent months at Hill's 1'st City Towing, which she and her son, Keith continued to operate after the loss of Albert (some years ago, I am guessing the early to mid 80's). The funeral will be this Sunday. I plan to attend, as I and many will miss her. She was a great person, who had a heart that was perhaps too big at times, given the nature of the industry. Thanks, and if you can give her a moment of thought, I am appreciative- L.W. towguyLW Thank you for sharing Lyle. Doris sounds like a wonderful woman and your thoughts of her are special. When someone comes into our life and leaves such a lasting impression as she, it makes life more worth it and we are blessed because of it. My thoughts and prayers for her family and you. Take care. ForgivenOne It sounds as though Doris was a very wonderful and caring person thru out her life... I am sure that she will be sorely missed due to her generous outlook on life... May the lord watch over her family.. I am so sorry to hear about another one leaving us for the pearly blue skies... I do know that she will rest in peace... Devin letsplay2 Thanks to those of you who posted here, and also to those who did like I often do- Gave your thoughts or prayers but did so in silence. Truly, Lyle towguyLW Originally Added to Tow411 in 2005:
  15. Thompson, loving husband, father, son, brother, passed away at his home due to a house fire. Also lost in the fire were four best friends Zeus, Zorro, Lucky and Porscha. He worked for Fort Union Towing. Originally added to Tow411 in 2005
  16. Gerichten died of a massive heart attack. He was the owner of Ken's Towing. Monetary donations to help cover funeral costs may be sent to Ken's Towing, PO Box 35, Pleasant Mount, PA 18453. On January 26 2002 we all lost a good friend .He always had something good to say and always gave you a good feeling after talking with him I know I always left our conversations with a smile .To his family ,Ann , We all grieve with you ,and are with you in our thoughts and prayers . You know you can call on us anytime . BIG KEN ===============COOTER MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND eagletow
  17. Tow Truck Operator Killed Port Richmond, Friday Jan. 28, 2005- Philadelphia police are looking for a driver, who struck and killed a tow truck operator, and then left the scene. The Action Cam was along I-95 North, near Allegheny Avenue in Port Richmond late Thursday evening. Police say the tow truck operator was talking to a motorist with a disabled vehicle. A dark-colored Mercedes convertible slammed into the operator and kept going. The man died at the scene. Police say the Mercedes may have windshield and side-view mirror damage. The accident shut down a stretch of I-95 North for about two-and-a-half hours... it has since re-opened. Fatal I-95 Hit-And-Run Investigated Driver Believed To Be 40-Year-Old White Male With Gray Hair PHILADELPHIA (KYW) Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. CBS 3's Ji Young Min reports the incident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, just north of Girard Avenue late Thursday. Authorities say a black, two-door Mercedes Benz SL hit and killed 32-year-old Robert Janaitis of the 200 block of South 11th Street, a tow truck driver who was assisting a disabled motorist. Captain Bruce Capriotti of the Philadelphia Police Department says the accident division has since recovered parts of the car as evidence scene: "Right now we have some damaged parts and were going to dealerships and of course right away we're going to go to a Mercedes dealership and if nothing else to track down the year of the car from the lenses, from the mirror, and from the parts of the car that we have recovered from the scene." Min has learned that according to witnesses, the Mercedes is believed to be between 1998 and 2000 and may have had either Delaware or Pennsylvania plates along with a blue and white sticker on the back bumper. The right side mirror is reportedly missing on the car. The search for the driver, who is believed to be a white male with gray hair in his 40's, continues. alan407 I'm the wife/widow of ROBERT JANAITIS. I'm new at this site so I hope I'm doing this right. I just want to thank every and any tow truck driver for all the support through this tragedy. I will miss him forever!!! And many others will miss him too! May he sleep in peace and bring us the heartless piece of sh*t with the Mercedes!! CONTACT ME @ FLATBED550@MSN.COM AGAIN ALL OF YOU CANT BE THANKED ENOUGH!! PLEASE STAY SAFE!! SOUTHPHILLY5 Tow-truck operator killed in I-95 incident By DAMON C. WILLIAMS williadc@phillynews.com The car that struck and killed an independent tow truck operator on Interstate 95 Thursday night was driving a late-model sports car, according to police. Captain Bruce Capriotti of the Accident Investigation Division also said "there's a possibility" that the car had Delaware tags. The hit-and-run accident killed 36-year-old Robert Janaitis, who lived on south 11th Street in Philadelphia. Janaitis, cops said, pulled in front of a disabled Plymouth Voyager minivan just before the Girard Avenue on-ramp. When Janaitis got out to help the stranded driver of the minivan, the driver of the Mercedes-Benz plowed into him, sending his body into the lanes of the expressway. The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene. Cops said the driver may have been on a cell phone; numerous witnesses confirm that the Benz was moving erratically before the accident. The police are looking for a two-door Mercedes-Benz sports coupe, possibly the SL-500 model. Tow Zone Just a little update... the owner of the 2000 mercedes made his car available to police...the man was not arrested....his lawyer has been in contact with police....police say it is not known if he was driving the car or not??...as for me i dont know many people who lend out there mercedes.... and if it were stolen i think i would know and report it...so how many people could have been driving it???.....only one and that is the owner...i think he is guilty and should be a man and admit it....his car sat in his driveway or garage for 3 days with a broken mirror, whole in half of the winsheild and body and front end damage..not to mention he had to see my husband come through his winsheild and never even thought to stop..imagine that..must be nice to have money and power and get away with murder... SOUTHPHILLY5 Posted on Mon, Feb. 28, 2005 A death, a widow and a coward By John Grogan Inquirer Columnist In the big city, his was a small death, barely noticed. Robert Janaitis was not famous or wealthy or connected. He was just a dirt-under-the-nails working guy from South Philadelphia, a high school dropout who made his living driving a tow truck up and down I-95, rescuing stranded motorists. That's what he was doing on the night of Jan. 27 when he saw a disabled minivan squeezed onto the narrow shoulder near the Girard Avenue on-ramp. Janaitis, 31, flicked on his flashing lights, pulled in front of the van, and stepped out. A black Mercedes-Benz clipped him as he leaned down to examine the van, throwing him onto the hood and then into the path of a taxi. The cabbie stopped; the Mercedes' driver did not, despite an impact powerful enough to rip off the luxury car's grill and outside mirror and cave in its windshield. The Inquirer dedicated 161 words to Janaitis' death. The Daily News gave it 169 words. Life in the big city churned on. But it has stopped cold for Janaitis' widow, Jaime, 27, devastated by the loss of her husband of six years. "He was my world," she told me last week. "And now I feel like my whole world has just shut down." The loss of her husband is hard enough. Knowing that the man who hit him is still out there, walking free, makes it harder still. Evasive behavior "He just left my husband there to die. I just can't understand it," she said. "He can't even be man enough to admit what he did to my husband." Indeed, the driver's behavior gives weasels everywhere a bad name. Three days after fleeing the scene, the driver's lawyer turned the Mercedes over to police, newly cleaned, which removed potential evidence, said Capt. Bruce Capriotti of the Accident Investigation Division. The driver, with his attorney, then gave police what Capriotti called "a very, very, very limited" statement. In other words, he lawyered up. Yes, he owns the damaged 2000 Mercedes SL convertible. Yes, it does seem to be sparkling clean. No, it wasn't stolen. And beyond that, well, he'd rather not discuss it. "We know who did it," Capriotti told me last week. "There's no doubt. We know who did it." The trick, he said, is gathering enough evidence from witness accounts and the sanitized vehicle to make a case that will stick. He turned his investigative findings over to the District Attorney's Office on Thursday. Capriotti declined to name the suspect, who, he said, lives in Philadelphia. The irony of the hit-and-run, the captain said, is that the crash itself appears to be an accident, plain and simple. Because of the narrow shoulder, the tow truck and the minivan were protruding into traffic, and Janaitis appears to have been standing in the traffic lane when hit. A cowardly crime "We know this guy did not go down there to intentionally kill someone, but we also know he intentionally ran away," Capriotti said of the driver. And that is a crime. Jaime Janaitis feels the slow burn of justice delayed - and worries it could become justice denied. "I'm just hoping he's not someone with power who feels he can buy his way out of this," she said. The widow is not alone in her grief and outrage. Tow drivers around the region are watching the case, awaiting justice for a fallen comrade. Said Janaitis' boss, Mike Otterson, owner of South Philly Towing: "I'm very, very upset. I just can't fathom how that person could leave the scene... and then stay away for this long. It just boggles the mind." After Janaitis' Funeral Mass at St. Rita's Catholic Church on South Broad Street, his fellow tow drivers lifted his casket not into a hearse, but onto the back of the flatbed tow truck he was driving the night he died. A procession of 50 tow trucks then accompanied his body to SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Marple Township. It was the way he would have wanted it to be, his friends say. Robert Janaitis was a little guy in the big city. Now he is dead, while the man who struck him remains free. His young widow sits alone in an empty home, waiting. John R. AKA Formula One Towing Marquette, Michigan auto rescue NE Philly Man Charged in Tow Truck Driver's Death PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Mar. 3, 2005 - A Northeast Philadelphia man has been charged in a hit-and-run accident that killed a tow truck driver on Interstate 95 in January. Sixty-seven-year-old Robert Swineheart of Northeast Philadelphia turned himself in to police and was charged with an accident January 27th that killed tow truck operator Robert Ginitis. Police say tips from the public helped them crack the case. Ginitis was taking care of a disabled vehicle when he was struck. The driver of the car that hit Ginitis drove off. Swinehart is charged with homicide-by-vehicle, manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident. Robert Swinehart of Philadelphia is 67 years of age. John R. AKA Formula One Towing Marquette, Michigan auto rescue Arrest in fatal hit-and-run Investigators have charged a 67-year-old Northeast man in the January accident that killed a local tow-truck driver on I-95. By Lorraine Gennaro March 10, 2005 After a month-long investigation, police have made an arrest in the Jan. 27 hit-and-run accident that took the life of a 31-year-old local tow-truck driver. Bobby Janaitis, of the 2400 block of South 11th Street, was killed just after he stopped to help a pair of stranded motorists on Interstate-95 near Girard Avenue. Robert Swinehart, 67, of Northeast Philadelphia, surrendered to police March 2, said Capt. Bruce Capriotti of the Accident Investigation Division. Swinehart was charged with homicide by vehicle, manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. If convicted of all three offenses, he could face a maximum of 20 years in jail, the captain said. Janaitis, who worked for South Philly Towing, was on duty when he stopped to aid the motorists, said the division's Sgt. George Golden. Mike Otterson, who owns the towing company, confirmed that Janaitis had been on duty at the time, contrary to previous reports stating he was off-duty. Janaitis had just exited his truck when he was struck and killed by a black Mercedes shortly after 10:30 p.m., Golden said. Four days later, Swinehart surrendered a convertible 2000 SL 500 Series Mercedes to police and gave a "very limited statement," said Capriotti, who added that the suspect's daughter owns the car. The captain explained that it took investigators more time to establish that Swinehart was the driver. "You can have the car but in court you have to put the person behind the wheel in order to have a successful prosecution," Capriotti said. "That is the most important part." Swinehart "was a person of interest from the start," added the captain. The District Attorney's Office has no record of convictions for Swinehart, said DA director of communications Cathie Abookire. South Philly Towing's Otterson said he was somewhat relieved that police had made the arrest, adding, "We'll have to see what justice is implemented on this." The owner remembered Janaitis as a dedicated, conscientious employee who had worked for him a little less than a year. "He was a very good person, kindhearted, very jolly, happy-go-lucky type," Otterson said. jaime SOUTHPHILLY5 Just want to THANK YOU ALL for your support, thoughts and prayers....Our prayers have been answered...They got him..thank god... Thank you soo much all of you... I love this site and im soo glad I found it.... you are all so nice and helpful...like you all said ..one BIG family... everyone stay safe out there....Ill keep updateing you with anything i know as I know... His arrest doesnt bring my bobby back ...but atleast this guy isnt walking freely with his life anymore... Many thanks..............jaime SOUTHPHILLY5 Originally created on Tow411 in 2005:
  18. Waipahu, HI - A 25-year-old Waipahu man driving a tow truck died Thursday after the vehicle veered off Kamokila Boulevard and crashed into a utility pole near Nau Place at 1:45 p.m. McKenna Victor died at 2:55 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center-West. Tow Zone McKenna suffered from a massive heart attack while driving a tow truck down Kapolei Parkway and towing a customer's vehicle.. He ended up slamming into a lightpole and wrapping the tow truck around it.. Paramedics had to give him shock treatment to bring him back around but he later died at Saint Francis Hospital.. May he rest in peace and the lord watch over his daughter.. He wasn't married.. Devin letsplay2 An autopsy determined that 25-year-old McKenna Victor died of heart failure and not from injuries related to the crash of his tow truck Tow Zone I do thank everyone here for their condolences and prayer's for McKenna Victor... I just paid my last respects to him along with a lot of other towing, trucking & transportation firms... May he rest in peace... Devin letsplay2
  19. Gonzalez Tries To Stop Truck From Rolling Down Hill SAN DIEGO -- A 41-year-old tow-truck operator suffered fatal injuries when he was run over by his rig as he tried to stop it from rolling backward down a hill. The accident occurred as Francisco Gonzalez worked to attach a vehicle to his tow truck in the 3100 block of G Street about 9 p.m. Sunday said San Diego police Sgt. Rey Armstrong said. Police said Gonzalez grabbed the door and tried to jump inside the truck when it started rolling. He was dragged for almost a block, as the tow truck hit five parked vehicles, Armstrong said. Gonzalez, who suffered head and leg injuries, died at Scripps Mercy Hospital shortly before 10 p.m., medical examiner investigator Michael Ellano said.
  20. The driver was in a Tri Marc/AAA Roadside Assistance Van which was fully equipt and he had his safety vest on. All the lights and vests in the world sometimes are just not enough. We place ourselves in just as much danger out there on the roads as others. This one was a bad one though since the fall you will read may have been what actually took his life. Our Thought's are with his Family, Freinds and Co-workers as they deal with this loss. LOUISVILLE -- A Louisville man who drove a van to help stranded drivers died Tuesday after being hit by a garbage truck. The man, whose identity has not been released, drove a van for the American Automobile Association, and was helping during a traffic backup in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the Shawnee split, WLKY NewsChannel 32's Allison Gardner reported. The crash, which involved several cars, happened at about 9 a.m. The victim began directing traffic from the right lane, indicating to motorists to move over into the left lanes. A sanitation truck driver saw the victim too late, and when he tried to move over, he hit a cattle truck, spun out of control and hit the AAA truck, then hit the man. The victim fell over the highway guardrail, and dropped 75 feet to his death. An autopsy will determine if the man died from the accident or the fall, Gardner reported. "Many times, (AAA will) come and use their arrow boards, their yellow lights, their tools and know-how to help change flat tires or call someone for help," Metro Police Lt. Kelly Jones said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have questioned the driver of the santitation truck. "It's certainly too early to tell if any charges will be filed in this case," Jones said. I-64 was closed for several hours, but it will be days -- maybe weeks -- before the investigation is complete, Gardner reported. "All factors are still in play at this point," Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said. Gary Lynn Resnik RESNIK, GARY LYNN, 52, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday. He was employed by AAA Kentucky, a Vietnam veteran with 21 years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps and a member of Middletown VFW Lodge #1170 and the American Legion Zachary Taylor Post. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Vicki; a daughter, Sanya Bowen; three sons, Gary Resnik Jr., Jason Resnik and Jordan Resnick; a brother, Michael Resnick of Sacramento, CA; his parents, Tony and Barbara Resnik of San Francisco, CA; and three grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley and Shawn. His funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Arch L. Heady Westport Rd. at Herr Ln. Originally created on Tow411 in 2005
  21. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. He sounds like a great man.
  22. Crystal Von Alst died of complications from cancer. She co-owned and operated a towing business with her husband, Jim. *She was a 10-year resident of Pahrump and worked as the co-owner and office manager at Auto World Auto Repair and Towing. ForgivenOne
  23. Michael was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. ForgivenOne
  24. Gars Lee Probst Jr., 29, A tow truck driver, he was born March 19, 1968, in San Diego and was a two-year resident of Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife, Imelda; son, Matthew; both of Las Vegas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Probst Sr.; sister, Tami Arashiro; all of San Diego; brother, Richard of Las Vegas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Probst, both of Poway, Calif.; and great-grandmother, Ruby Scott of San Diego. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens. There is no story as to how he passed. Anyone who knew him is more than welcome to share his story with us by e-mailing me the info. Thank you in advance. ForgivenOne
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    Hello, Dan Leon from Berry Brothers Towing in Oakland, California.
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