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Tribute to tow truck driver who died after tragic accident


OVERFIELD TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Tow truck drivers across our area are coming together to pay tribute to one of their own.

24-year-old Colin Schaefer died Friday after a tragic accident in Wyoming County.

State police said it happened along Whites Ferry Road in Overfield Township.

According to troopers, Schaefer’s wrecker was stuck in a field, so he attached a cable to a telephone pole across the street.

That’s when another vehicle hit that cable, causing it to snap and hit Schaefer.

He worked as a tow truck driver for VPR Motors.  Co-owner Victor Vega is asking fellow drivers to bring their wreckers to Schaefer’s celebration of life.

“Just to show the brotherhood of the towing community,” said Vega.  “It can be competitive, but when one of us goes down, it hurts everyone.”

The drivers are meeting at Ace Robbins in Tunkhannock on Wednesday at 5 p.m. before Schaefer’s celebration of life at Triton Hose Company at 6 p.m.

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