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Man Who Left Broken Down Tow Truck On I-94 Faces Charges

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) — A man who left his broken down tow truck in the driving lane of I-94 causing a fatal crash last winter is now charged. Cass County States Attorney filing charges against 43-year-old Mario Butler of Minot. He is accused of negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, driving under suspension and having no liability insurance. A Bismarck man was…

1 Killed & 3 Hurt After SUV Hits Stalled Tow Truck on I-94

GoFundMe Started For Family

TOWER CITY, N.D. (KVRR| Update 01/23/22 8p.m.) — An unoccupied tow truck that was stopped in the right lane on I-94 near Tower City in western Cass County was hit by an SUV about 9 p.m. Saturday. 43-year-old Kelli Hagerott of Bismarck was killed. 42-year-old Timothy Hagerott is in stable condition while two girls, ages 9 and 14, are in…

South Dakota Tow Truck Driver Killed

The driver was hit when he was trying to remove a vehicle from the ditch

WATERTOWN, S.D. — A tow truck driver was killed on the job in South Dakota. It happened around 8:30 Saturday morning when 47-year-old Dale Jones of Watertown was trying to remove a vehicle from the ditch. Police say a 76-year-old man lost control of his car and struck Jones. The crash is under investigation. Tags: driver, South Dakota, tow truck,…

AAA’s Tow to Go Program Offers Safe Rides on the Fourth of July

It's important to plan ahead if you're going to be drinking

FARGO, N.D. –AAA can come to the rescue when your car breaks down, but on the Fourth of July, they can also help through the Tow to Go program if you’ve been drinking. If don’t have a plan to get home, you can call AAA, and they will send a tow truck to tow your car and drive you home….

“Spirit Ride” Honors First Responder Roadside Deaths

Advocates want drivers to slow down or move over when they see first responders and tow truck drivers on scene

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When you think of first responders, police, fire and EMS usually come to mind. Another group risking their lives is tow truck drivers working on highways. A cross–country campaign called “Spirit Ride” is raising awareness as it passes through Detroit Lakes. “We’re here to help the community, we’re not here to be in a like that,” James…

Big Rig Drivers Keeping Engines Warm in Negative Temps

They need to be constantly running, causing drivers to fill up their engines every day

FARGO, ND — The constant negative temperatures can be painful, but they can also end the life of your vehicle’s battery. Mechanics say it’s important to start up your vehicle every few hours to prevent that from happening, but drivers of most large semis aren’t able to do that. They need to be constantly running, causing drivers to fill up…

Police Investigating Body Found in Dilworth Walmart Parking Lot

Sharpe says there were no signs of foul play

  DILWORTH, Minn. — The body of a man was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dilworth. Police Chief Ty Sharpe says the store called a towing company to remove the vehicle which had been in the parking lot for several days. As the operator attempted to move the vehicle, he discovered the body covered…

UPDATE: Charges dropped against former Tow Truck employee

MOORHEAD, MN — Charges were dropped against a former Moorhead Tow Truck driver. Tayler Butts had been charged with second degree assault in January, 2017. The charges were dismissed three months later. Video evidence showed the reporting party provided false information. Categories: Local News Tags: driver, moorhead, tow truck