Ruskin tow truck driver honored with procession

They say they will be promoting the "move over/slow down" law as well as "don't drink & drive".

RUSKIN, Fla. (WFLA) – More than 50 tow trucks will take part in a procession Sunday to pay final respects to Troy McGuire, the operator at Sunpoint Towing in Ruskin, who was hit and killed on Interstate 75.

The fatal crash happened Oct. 9. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers pulled over three vehicles for racing on the highway around 4 a.m. Sunday. While tow trucks on scene were loading the vehicles up, a Honda pickup going south on I-75 failed to move over for the responding vehicles.

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Organizers say the trucks participating in the procession will leave East Bay High School located at 7710 Old Big Bend Road at 1 p.m. The trucks have been gathering since 10:30 a.m.

They plan to travel east to I-75 going southbound. On I-75, they will pass the spot where Troy was killed and at that point, they will all pay their final respects by flashing lights on and off and laying on their horns, similar to the “ride for Roger” in February on the Howard Franklin Bridge.

They will proceed south on I-75 to College Avenue where they will travel westbound in the right lane to Troy’s workplace – Sunpoint Automotive & Towing. They will gather there showing support and solidarity.

They say they will be promoting the “move over/slow down” law as well as “don’t drink & drive”.

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