Tow truck driver crushed in Santa Maria
August 4, 2015
A tow truck driver died last week following a freak accident at his towing company’s Santa Maria facility. [KCOY]
On Friday, driver Sergio Orozco reportedly was crushed between a winch cable and the side of his tow truck. Fire crews responded to the Smitty’s Towing facility in the 1200 block of West Betteravia Road at about 1 p.m.
Orozco was airlifted to Cottage Hospital in critical condition. He later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Smitty’s Towing issued a statement promising a full investigation.
“There was a terrible accident at our Santa Maria facility. We do not know yet exactly what happened. All we know at this time is that we have lost a member of the Smitty’s family. Our focus now is on supporting the Orozco family,” the company stated.