Roadside Accident Kills Tow Truck Driver in New York City

June 16, 2009

A tow truck driver is dead after he pulled to the shoulder of the road in the Bronx and was hit by a car.

The accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday on the Cross Bronx Expressway.

The 68-year-old truck driver was towing a U-Haul truck when he pulled onto the shoulder of the road due to mechanical problems.

He got out of his truck and was hit by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other car was charged with driving with a suspended license. Additional charges are pending.

Neither man’s name was immediately released.

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