Gray was arrested and booked into San Diego County Jail on suspicion of DUI causing injury or death, fleeing the scene of a crash and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Griffith, was a well known heavy-duty, tow operator, who was a prominent and well-liked personality in the local towing and recovery industry for more than 20-years.
He leaves behind his wife, children and many friends who will miss him dearly. Emergency crews had to remove Patrick's body from underneath the rear axle of the utility truck. Charges were pending and the case was still under investigation.
Amen Childers was driving a rollback wrecker for Road Runner Towing of Kannapolis. Once freed from the crash, Childers was taken by Rowan County Rescue Squad to a nearby landing zone, where a helicopter would fly him to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. According to witness statements, speed was a factor in the crash. Schaefer was a father and husband and last year won a CAA Saskatchewan Roadside Assistance Award of Excellence.
He was traveling east on Old Beatty Ford Road at a.m. His death has renewed calls for better protections to prevent driver fatalities.
He placed the people of the disabled vehicle into his truck for their safety. Roger worked for Lou's Total Car Care for about six months.
The flatbed tow truck was parked in the shoulder a foot and a half from the fog line. "He showed up to work early, stayed late and had a knack for calming down customers who were yelling mad," Lou Moralez said.