In October of the same year, Troy McGuire was hit and killed by an accused drunk driver while helping law enforcement on the shoulder of I-75.
Earlier that year, in February, driver Allison Huffman was arrested after allegedly hitting and killing Tampa tow truck driver Roger Perez Borroto, then ditching he car at a hotel and calling a cab to go to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Her case is ongoing.
“We have a tight brotherhood. We stand by each other. When one of us gets hurt, we’re all there,” said Darling.
Officials said giving them space to work is not a courtesy, it is the law. Following the law could save the life of a loved one.
“We’re not the only ones on the side of the road. Your auntie, your grandfather could be waiting for a tow truck or could have just pulled over, because they just broke down. Give them the courtesy,” Darling added.