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Amanda Frizzley - 09.30.07


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Originally posted by Stevo in October of 2007:


A 26-year-old female tow truck driver has died following a two-vehicle crash downtown. 

It happened about 4:40 a.m. Sunday at Donald Street and York Avenue 

Amanda Frizzley was driving a tow truck when she was struck by an SUV, believed to be heading the wrong way down a one-way street. 

Winnipeg police are not saying how the crash happened or whether alcohol or speed were factors. 

Amanda Frizzley's friends have set up a memorial page on the social network site, Facebook. 

She's remembered as a caring friend who loved to laugh. -Global News


Amanda Frizzley, was killed when her tow truck was hit by an oncoming SUV in Winnipeg, are set to take place on Friday in Ile des Chenes as well as in Rossendale. 

Frizzley died in an early morning collision at the intersection of Donald Street and York Avenue in Winnipeg. She was 26. 

She was on the job driving a tow truck for Dr. Hook Towing at the time of the collision. A sport utility vehicle believed to be driving the wrong way on York Avenue collided with her truck. She later died in hospital. 

"None of it makes any sense." said Craig Frizzley, Amanda's father. "We're trying to deal with what we're dealt." 

"Her big loves were people and family and trucks, and animals," he said, adding she "was just a fanatic about animals," whether they be wild animals, pets or horses. 

People at Dr. Hook Towing, where Amanda worked as a tow truck driver, are still shaken by her death. The owners of Dr. Hook Towing said they were not in a position to comment, other than to say the accident "affected us all deeply." 

Nick and Julie Roscoe issued a press statement to "express our deepest sympathies to Amanda Frizzley's family and friends." They described Amanda as "one of a kind and had a smile for each of us every day." 


ILES DE CHENES, Man. - A procession of 35 tow trucks led the way to the funeral Friday for a young driver killed last weekend after her truck was hit by another vehicle in a collision in Winnipeg.

Black and pink ribbon decals sporting the victim's nickname "Mandy" were stuck on the side of some of the trucks winding through the streets of Iles des Chenes south of Winnipeg.

It was a tribute to tow truck driver Amanda Frizzley, 26, who was killed early Sunday morning after her truck was hit by an SUV allegedly speeding the wrong way down a one-way street.

The driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Kevin Galaugher, a fellow driver who organized the event, says the business is very close-knit and everyone wanted to show their support for Frizzley's family.

Frezzley's family has a country property near the community where the funeral was held.



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