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Kentucky: Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A tow truck driver was killed Monday night in the 16600 block of Dixie Highway near Dixie Beach Road. LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says around 10 p.m. the driver of a van was traveling south on Dixie Highway when he sideswiped a tow truck driver who was loading a vehicle onto a wrecker.

The tow truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.

"It is extremely dark on Dixie Highway in certain parts and particularly in this area," Mitchell said. "It’s still very early to know exactly what the definitive reason was, but I can tell you that obviously the poor lighting would be one of the factors but I don’t know if that’s the single one.”

Mitchell said there was a person with the tow truck driver when he was hit. Police have interviewed that witness.

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