Earlier this month, one woman was killed in a tragic accident not unlike some New Mexico truck accidents, involving a runaway car that was being loaded onto a tow truck by a private towing company. According to a local news report, the tow truck driver was loading a vehicle onto the flatbed of the truck when a malfunction with the tow truck resulted in the vehicle becoming unhooked from the truck.
The vehicle rolled down the declined portion of the flatbed and began rolling toward three city workers. Two of the three workers were able to get out of the vehicle’s way, but the third was struck and killed by the errant vehicle. Authorities told reporters that no one was arrested after the accident and that the tow truck driver has been fully cooperative with police in their investigation.
The worker who was killed in the accident was a 34-year-old woman who was employed as a utility plumber for the public utility commission. The police investigation is ongoing.