LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After a tow truck driver for Quality Towing was killed on Tuesday night, other tow truck drivers from around the valley lined up in his honor.
The video was tweeted by Clark County late Wednesday morning.
An emotional scene captured by @ClarkCountyFD. Firefighters were at 215 and Jones last night where a tow truck driver was hit and killed. As they left @UMCSN, they saw this - a long line of tow truck drivers from across Las #Vegas who showed up to honor their fallen colleague. pic.twitter.com/9603lILmE2— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) March 10, 2021
According to the tweet, firefighters were leaving University Medical Center when they saw the line of tow truck drivers.
The incident happened around 7:47 p.m. March 9 on the 215 beltway between Decatur and Jones boulevards.
A tow truck driver was working on the shoulder of the road when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is looking for a white Ford van with front-end damage.
They posted this tweet late last night.
#Update to Fatal hit and run crash 215/Decatur . Possible Fleeing vehicle Ford Econoline with front right damage . If you see this vehicle please call *NHP or CRIMESTOPPERS. #Hit&Run #LivesAreOnTheLine #NhpSocomm #MoveOver pic.twitter.com/cB1HP8XXtc— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) March 10, 2021
The tow truck driver has been identified by the Clark County coroner as 48-year-old Ryan Matthew Billotte from Las Vegas.