New York Police Department Tow Operator Dies at Wheel After Medical Episode

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A tow operator with the New York Police Department traffic division died Monday, Dec. 2, after officials say he suffered a medical episode while driving.

According to news reports, police officials said NYPD driver Anthony Edgehill, 61, was driving in his light-duty tow truck at 5:51 p.m. in Brooklyn when he suffered the episode, possibly a heart attack. The tow truck left the roadway at slow speed and came to rest against a small tree near a business.

Edgehill was unconscious at the scene. Firefighters could not revive him.

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