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Hit-and-Run Accident Kills Tow-Truck Driver

July 18, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

A tow-truck driver servicing a stalled car on the shoulder of the Santa Ana Freeway was struck and killed Tuesday by a passing car that fled the scene, police said.

The incident happened about 9:45 p.m. The tow-truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police a beige Dodge pickup struck the driver and kept going. Officers later interviewed a suspect at a nearby home, police said.

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