Houston Tow Truck Driver Killed by FedEx Truck

Nov 17th, 2010 | By | Category: National News

A Houston tow truck driver was killed shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, while towing a FedEx truck back to its distribution center, according to a news report.

The driver, 38, identified by a family member at the scene as George Soriano, was killed at the building while towing the FedEx truck, although the details of what exactly happened are still being investigated. Officials say it appears to be a tragic accident, the report states.

FedEx officials offered condolences to the family and said they were cooperating with officials.

Soriano has four children by his first wife and three with his second wife, of which two were stepchildren. He had been working with his father-in-law at another company with a Houston Safe Clear towing contract, but recently joined another company because he was concerned about towing cars on busy highways, according to the report.

An investigator with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was at the scene, but OSHA has not released any information.