Two tow truck drivers have been killed in a crash on I-64 east near Oyster Point Road between the Jefferson Avenue and Victory Boulevard exits. The drivers were from Newport News and Hampton, Virginia (VA).
The tow truck wreck occurred when Warren Bills of Superior Towing was loading a disabled vehicle from the right shoulder of eastbound I-64 when a Big Boy's tow truck lost control of his vehicle and slammed into Bills, according to the Daily Press. The tow truck crash caused the Big Boy's tow truck to flip over.
Both drivers died at the scene. Reports indicate that the at-fault tow truck driver had a heart condition. An autopsy will be conducted to determine if the driver's heart condition may have been a factor in causing the tow truck accident.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Bills. It's disturbing to think that, in the blink of an eye, his life came to an abrupt, tragic end. His loved ones are probably struggling with a combination of emotions -- heartbreak from the loss and outrage at losing him in what appears to have been a preventable accident.
Bills' family was too distraught to speak to reporters after the tow truck accident, but a good friend of Bills told WAVY.com, "Warren was tough. Not much stuck to him. He took things with a grain of salt. He loved his motorcycles, his kids, and grandkids."