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Tow truck driver remembered 2 years after hit-and-run death (FL)


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TAMPA, Fla  (WFLA) - Tow truck drivers gathered Sunday to honor one of their own with a message. 

 

"We've been getting killed left and right," tow truck driver Eduardo Acevedo told News Channel 8. "This is crazy, it's an epidemic." 

 

In Feb. 2016, Acevedo's coworker and friend Roger Perez-Borroto was traveling on the Howard Frankland Bridge when he noticed two other drivers in distress. He didn't have to stop that night, but he did and was killed while doing a good deed. 

 

Allison Huffman was convicted of hitting and killing the 43-year-old husband and father. Police said she left him on the bridge and went to Hard Rock Casino, where she gambled and drank for hours. 

 

She is now serving a 28-year prison sentence.

 

"Just pay attention to your driving. It's not that hard. These people you're killing have families," a friend of Roger's told News Channel 8. 

In Florida, drivers are required to move over for stopped law enforcement, utility service vehicles and tow trucks.

 

If you can't move over a lane, by law you must slow down to 20 miles below the posted speed limit. 

 

If you violate Florida's move over law, you could face a fine.

 

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