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More than 100 Tow Truck in Procession for Timothy Williams 02.15.20 (MO)


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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More than 100 tow trucks from around the country lead a procession Saturday in Springfield, Missouri and paid their final respects to Timothy Williams.


Williams, a tow truck driver for Affordable Towing,was struck and killed by a driver on U.S. Highway 65, a few miles north of Springfield, on Feb. 7.





More than 100 Trucks Process in Honor of Timothy Williams


More than 100 tow trucks processed around the city of Springfield in honor of fallen driver Timothy Williams, who was killed north of Springfield while he was on duty.


Williams was remembered by his colleagues and friends as a kind and helpful man. He served as a deacon at his church and was known for assisting people who could not pay for a tow with his own money.


He was killed north of Springfield while attempting to help a motorist who was stranded on the side of highway 65. A driver didn’t switch lanes when nearing Williams and the stalled vehicle, and hit Williams.


He died one day before his birthday at the age of 55.


Affordable Towing trainer and driver Ruben Carver says he posted in a group of fellow tow truck drivers about the tragedy and received support from across the nation.


“[They] did their own light up ceremonies, all the way from Louisville, Kentucky to Sacramento.”









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Video By Darran Campbell who on his FB page said:

I just happened to be where I could watch fellow tow truck drivers give their respect to their fallen friend. I videoed it because it was wonderful to see so many tow trucks, a lot had traveled from quit a distance.


The video has over 20,000 views currently, I feel like I have helped spread the word just a little bit about slowing down or moving over. I’ve been on a local Fire Dept for more then 18 years, and this is always a concern for us.

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