California Tow Operator Killed in Hit-and-Run Identified


The tow operator who was killed in Castaic, Calif., on May 31 has been identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Erwin Geremillo, 47, a resident of Castaic and operator for AAA, was loading a vehicle on a tow truck on the southbound 5 Freeway when he was struck by a tandem-axle truck. The driver fled the scene.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run.