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Rhode Island Towing Operator Succumbs to Injuries Received in Crash

Sep 29th, 2015 | By | Category: National News

It has been reported to Tow Times that John Martins, owner of Sterry Street Towing of Providence, Rhode Island, has died of injuries received when the heavy-duty tow truck he was driving crashed on I-95 in Connecticut. He died on September 27.

Martins, 52, was driving his rotator September 4 when reportedly a tire blew and the vehicle struck a bridge, traveled down an embankment, hit a tree and burst into flames. Martins was pulled from the burning truck by motorists who witnessed the accident. He had remained hospitalized in critical condition.

Richard Zuercher of the Rhode Island Public Towing Association said funeral arrangements will be announced when available.