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Tow truck driver killed in hit-and-run crash along I-95 in Dillon County, troopers say


DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Troopers are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one dead in the Pee Dee.

According to Cpl. Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on I-95 northbound near mile marker 196 in Dillon County.

The SCHP said a tow truck operator was standing outside of the truck and assisting a disabled vehicle when they were hit and killed by an unknown vehicle.

The vehicle drove off after hitting both the tow truck driver and the tow truck, according to troopers.

The name of the person killed was not immediately available.

The accident remains under investigation by SCHP, with assistance from the agency’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.




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Mitchell's Towing & Recovery said:


It has taken us some time to get our feelings together to post something, but this has hit us hard.


We here at Mitchell’s lost one of our own last night to ignorance and to someone simply not paying attention. Our company will never be the same.


Steven was a light to all that knew him, such a wonderful person.


We ask that you keep his Wife and Kids in your prayers and his Family in the days coming forth!


We also ask that you are respectful during this time to his family and honor their wishes!


Thank you,

Mitchell's Towing & Recovery


Todd Leiss said:


United State Emergency Responder Struck-By Death #56 of 2021 is an unnamed Tow Truck Operator with Mitchell's Towing & Recovery who was struck & killed along I-95 in Dillon County, South Carolina.


56 emergency responders struck and killed in the first 312 days of 2021, one emergency responder struck and killed every 5.57 days.

So far in 2021, 21 Tow Truck Operators, 2 Vehicle Repair Technicians, 24 Law Enforcement Officers, 7 Fire/EMS Personnel and 2 Safety Service Patrol Operators have been struck and killed in the United States.


46 United States Emergency Responder were struck & killed in 2020, 44 United States Emergency Responders were struck & killed in 2019.


We need to stop killing our heroes, Slow Down and Move Over for all emergency responders. Put away all distractions and just drive, you may save a life.



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