'I'm happy they're here," tow truck drivers unite for driver hurt in rollover
BARRIE -- Hundreds of tow truck drivers from across the province united at the Innisfil ONroute, where a fellow driver was killed after crashing his truck on Monday.
The 21-year-old driver was airlifted to a Toronto hospital in life-threatening condition after the truck rolled over on the southbound 400.
Wasaga Beach resident, 28-year-old Sara Avila, was in the truck at the time of the crash. She says Devon, who was behind the wheel, told her truck drivers were "like a family."
"I didn't realize how much he meant they were like a family, but they're here. I'm happy they're here. I just wish he could be here to see them," says Avila.
"Whatever it is, we come together at times of need like this," says Taylor Sowerby, a tow truck operator out of Richmond Hill.
"People who don't even know him are showing up to show their support for a fellow driver."
Police say the 21-year-old wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown from the truck after losing control while changing lanes.