ABC Channel 10 News reported recently that a tow truck driver was killed on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in a motor vehicle accident along Interstate 5 in Sacramento caused by an allegedly drunk driver who is in police custody after the wreck.
According to officials with the South Sacramento office of the California Highway Patrol, the accident was reported between 11:35 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, along the right shoulder of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at Seamas Avenue. A tow truck driver from Sacramento, 40 years of age, was assisting a disabled vehicle and was standing on the driver’s side of his truck, with emergency lighting activated, when a Chrysler minivan, driven by a Sacramento man 46 years of age, approached and struck the driver and his tow truck. The Sacramento Fire Department declared the tow truck driver dead at the accident scene.
The minivan driver was uninjured and stayed at the accident scene and cooperated with authorities. Responding police officers allegedly saw signs of alcohol intoxication and arrested him for charges including suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and gross vehicular manslaughter. He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.