(TX)(02-14-2024) Tow truck driver struck & killed while loading up disabled vehicle

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A tow truck driver was loading up a disabled vehicle when authorities said he was hit and killed by another driver in northwest Harris County.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened at about 3:32 p.m. Tuesday on the eastbound entrance ramp of the 15200 block of the Northwest Freeway.

Authorities said the victim, identified as Simon Garcia, was loading a disabled vehicle onto his white 2013 Isuzu NRR flatbed wreck. Garcia's wrecker was said to be stopped on the highway's right lane, with Garcia standing outside the vehicle near the driver's door.

Garcia was taken to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, where authorities said he succumbed to his injuries.

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