Memorial Fund Established for Oklahoma Towing Operator Killed in Roadside AccidentOct 4th, 2010 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Features
A memorial fund has been set up for an Oklahoma towing operator killed in a roadside accident September 29. According to news reports and a source from Storey Wrecker in Tulsa, Michael L. Cummisky, 24, of Broken Arrow, was driving a heavy-duty tow truck towing a drilling rig when a tire on the drilling rig blew out. Cummisky parked on the road shoulder of I-35 in Noble County, Oklahoma, and waited for a service company to replace the tire. A southbound tractor-trailer then struck the towing operator as he stood at the rear of the drilling rig. A news report said the accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m.
Cummisky was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital where he was pronounced dead approximately 10 hours later, the report said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was treated at a hospital and released. Cummisky worked for Storey Wrecker in Tulsa for two years, the report said, and was well-liked. He leaves behind his wife Jennifer, daughter Kynslee (age two-and-a-half) and son Caydon (six months.)
Those wishing to contribute to the memorial fund can go to any Bank of Oklahoma location and ask to donate to the Michael L. Cummisky Memorial Fund. It is a special contribution account that can be accessed by tellers at any location. For more information about the fund, call 1-800-234-6181.