A memorial will be held Saturday for the tow truck driver who was killed last Sunday on Interstate 275.
Danny Hand, 42, of Port Richey, stopped to help a stranded driver. He was outside his tow truck, which was parked on the shoulder of I-275 with lights activated, troopers said.
Leandro Corrales Perez, 30, lost control of his vehicle, hitting and killing Hand. Perez was arrested on a DUI manslaughter charge.
Hand was a driver for Crockett’s Towing and Recovery.
The company will bring 40 of its trucks for what’s known as a “rolling” to pay their final respects.
The memorial will begin at 9 a.m. at the rest area just south of State Road 54 in Pasco County. From there, the trucks will make their way along I-275 to Fowler, the area where Hand was killed.
Hand is the third tow truck driver this year to be killed in the Bay Area while on the job.