Tow truck procession honors driver killed while working on I-20

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Multiple towing companies joined together to honor the memory of a tow truck driver who was killed while attempting to load a car onto his tow truck last week.

Nearly 40 tow trucks made up the procession that traveled from Snellville to Glenwood Avenue beginning at 2 p.m.

Patrick Brownlee, 45, of Stone Mountain, died while assisting another driver on Interstate 20 Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed.

According to GSP, the wreck involved three vehicles. Officials said that there was a stalled Pontiac Grand Prix and a Ford F-450 tow truck in the westbound emergency lane of I-20, east of Glenwood.

A Chevrolet Silverado traveling westbound drifted into the emergency lane and struck Brownlee as he was standing outside, preparing to load the Pontiac onto the tow truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to GSP.


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