Sad, sad news. Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 40-year-old Chris Tatro, who died Saturday (12/17) evening after being hit on the side of the road while trying to load a disabled vehicle. The driver fled the scene. Tatro worked for Advanced Auto Tow.
Hit and Run Kills Tow Operator | NBC Los Angeles:
Police are seeking the driver of a tan sedan who killed a tow truck a driver in Riverside last night and then fled the scene.
The hit-and-run driver swerved into the tow operator as he tried to load a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed tow truck on the right shoulder of the road on the eastbound side.
The operator has been identified as Christopher Tatro, 40, of Corona, who worked for Advanced Auto Tow. Tatro taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died on Saturday.
The collision occured at about 2:05 a.m. just west of Monroe Street in Riverside. Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the tan sedan continued on afterward, exiting the freeway at Adams Street.
Part of the vehicle was left behind at the scene and officials said they have footage of the tan sedan after the incident occurred.
The CHP is seeking the public’s help in tracking down the hit-and-run driver, asking witnesses or others with information to contact the California Highway Patrol, Riverside Area office, at (951) 637-8000.
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Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing and Recovery Footnotes