(CA)(05-13-2023) Tow-truck driver dies after weekend hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose

SAN JOSE – CHP are investigating a hit-and-run collision on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose over the weekend that left a tow-truck driver dead, authorities said Monday.

The man, a 36-year-old resident of San Jose, was driving a truck for Alongi Brothers Towing on northbound 101 about 11:45 p.m. Saturday when he pulled over to the right shoulder just north of Tully Road, according to the CHP.

The man got out of the truck, walked behind it and then into traffic lanes, apparently trying to retrieve something. He was hit by a white Toyota Rav4 and ended up in the #4 lane, where he was then hit by another car.

The Rav4 left the scene without stopping, authorities said.

A big-rig truck then came to a stop, blocking the body until CHP officers arrived. The man's name has not been released.

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