Tow truck drivers remember one of their own killed while working on I-75

Troy McGuire died October 9th
Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 05:11:52-04

Dozens of Tampa Bay area tow trucks lined I-75 on Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to fallen tow truck driver Troy McGuire.

"This is a memorial ride for Troy who was killed two Sundays ago while doing his job on 75," said organizer Ginger Darling.

Darling said she put out the call and tow truck drivers from all over Florida attended the ride.

"When I see this its very emotional it goes to show you that we are competitors but we are family," said Darling.

Some of the drivers never even met Troy, but some worked with him daily. Josh Grizzle worked with Troy for six years.

"If he saw you in a bad mood he would say something, he would make you laugh and cheer up your day he would not leave you alone till he saw you laugh," said Grizzle.

Tow truck operators are hoping more people will start obeying the "move over" law. The law requires cars approaching an emergency vehicle to move one lane over or drop their speed 20 miles per hour below the speed limit.

Troy McGuire's coworkers said he had a girlfriend and several children.