Police ID man killed in tow truck accident

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 47-year-old man died Sunday night after his tow truck rolled and pinned him, police said.

The accident occurred around 9 p.m. at Bullocks Towing Inc. at 5445 Shea Drive, according to Salt Lake City police Lt. Derek Diamond. The driver of the Kenworth tow truck, identified as Tommy Zamora, got out of the vehicle to speak with a woman, but the tow truck began to roll backward.

Zamora saw his tow truck was rolling toward a parked RV and attempted to get back into the moving vehicle. However, as he was trying to get back into the cab of the truck, he was pinned between the open tow truck door and the RV, Diamond said.

The woman tried to move the RV but couldn't. She then ran to get help from a tow truck driver at a neighboring business, police said. Zamora died as a result of his injuries.

Details about why the vehicle rolled were not immediately available.

Bullocks Towing specializes in towing large vehicles including heavy-haul trucks, semitrucks and snowplows, according to the company website.

Contributing: Pat Reavy

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