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Tow truck operators ride to remember man killed while working

Tow truck operators ride to remember man killed while working

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Fellow tow truck operators gathered to raise money for the family of a man hit and killed while on the job.

The memorial ride for Jewan Turner started at a bingo hall on South Dixie and rolled all the way across Jefferson County to LaGrange Road. While helping the victim’s fiancé and children, they also wanted to alert drivers that laws demanding you slow down and move over for emergency vehicles also apply to tow trucks.

“We’re out there helping the public. When you see those lights, when you see someone on the side of the road, even if a tow truck is not there, you need to move over, slow down and bring attention that someone is stuck on the side of the road,” said Charles Mullins, with the Louisville Repossession Task Force.

Gene Fultineer from Best Towing added, “All these people here, most of them may not have known him, but they definitely showed up in force to make sure he is remembered. 

Paula Oppel, 53, is charged with murder, DUI and leaving the scene in relation to the crash that killed Turner. 

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