Wrecker driver killed when he tries to retrieve tire.
A tow truck driver died when he was struck by a minivan while trying to retrieve a wheel that popped loose from the vehicle he was hauling, according to the Houston Chronicle. The 52-year-old car accident victim left his 6-year-old son in the truck while he attempted to cross to the shoulder of the road to get the tire when he was hit by the minivan.
The Texas auto accident happened around 9:30 p.m. while steady rain was falling. One vehicle swerved to avoid hitting the towed car, but the minivan was unable to avoid hitting the victim, according to police.