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Mar 8th, 2013 | By | Category: State Associations, Washington

Independent Towers of Washington 2724 Pacific Avenue SE, Suite B Olympia, WA 98501 Phone: 360-754-1912 or 800-765-2456 Fax: 360-705-1477 Website: www.itow.org Email: temp009@itaw.org Towing & Recovery Association of Washington P.O. Box 281 Cashmere, WA 98815 Toll Free: 877-600-8729(TRAW) Phone: 509-782-7170 Fax: 509-782-7108 Website: www.towingandrecovery.net Email: […]



Seattle Woman Pleads Guilty in Towing Operator’s Death

Apr 30th, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Washington

A Seattle woman pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and hit and run in the death of a tow truck operator. On Sept. 24, 2010, at 1:26 a.m., investigators said Shavelle Lewis, 21, swerved across five lanes of traffic on Interstate 5 and struck […]



Deceased Seattle Tow Truck Driver Honored in Washington Traffic Incident Management Coalition Ceremony

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Washington

A Seattle tow truck driver, William “Tony” Padilla, killed Sept. 24, 2010 by an impaired motorist while working on the side of the road, was honored by the Washington Traffic Incident Management Coalition (WTIMC) Tuesday, March 8, according to a news report. The ceremony took […]



Washington’s Move Over Law Becomes Stricter in 2011

Dec 30th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, State By State News, Washington

Starting January 1, the State of Washington’s Move Over law will become stricter following the death of a Seattle tow truck driver who was killed on the roadside in September. Currently, Washington drivers must move over one lane or slow down when emergency crews are […]



Washington Adds Teeth to Move Over Law

Dec 18th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, State By State News, Washington

A new Washington state law takes effect that adds more teeth, and tow truck operators, to an earlier Move Over law from 2007. Beginning Jan. 1, new provisions create emergency zones around officials and tow truck drivers who work along roads, a news report said. […]



Washington Tow Truck Driver Dies in House Fire

Nov 30th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, Washington

A Washington tow truck driver was found dead in his home Saturday night, Nov. 27, after firefighters responded to a call that smoke was coming from the home, according to a news report. Anthony Poortinga, 62, owner of Anthony’s Cheap Tow towing service in East […]



Washington Woman Charged in Tow Truck Driver’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, Washington

The woman charged in a hit-and-run crash that left tow truck driver William Tony Padilla dead pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, October 12, according to a news report. Shavelle M. Lewis, 20, has been charged with vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run in Padilla’s Sept. 24 […]



Towing Procession, Memorial Service Held For Washington Tow Truck Driver

Oct 12th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, Washington

Dozens of tow truck drivers from all over the Bellevue and surrounding Washington area gathered Saturday, October 9, to honor the life of William Tony Padilla, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while responding to a call on Sept. 24. The event began at […]



Washington Tow Truck Procession Planned for Recent Hit-and-Run Victim

Oct 4th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, Washington

A tow truck procession in honor of recently deceased tow truck driver William Anthony “Tony” Padilla is being organized by the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington, to be followed by a celebration of life, according to a news report. The event is expected to […]



Seattle Hit-and-Run Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: National News, State By State News, Washington

The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed Washington State towing operator William Padilla has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, news reports said. Police say Shavelle Lewis, 20, was the driver of an SUV that crossed five lanes of traffic and […]