LOWER MERION, Pa. (WTXF) - A tow truck driver has died following a hit-and-run on the Schuylkill Expressway.
35-year-old Emmanuel Doxy was arrested and charged hours after police say he hit and killed a tow truck driver on I-76 between Belmont Avenue and Lincoln Drive around 9 p.m. Sunday.
The family of 32-year-old Michael House--a father of two boys ages seven and two months--learned their husband, dad and son wouldn't be coming home from work.
"He was a nice guy cliche but every day at work big smile on his face," owner of K&S Towing Steve Fusaro said.
House worked for K&S Towing in Havertown. His vehicle #19 sits idle at the shop.
"I've been crying since 4:15 this morning,"coworker Steve Wilson said.
His coworkers grieved the young man's death.
"It could've been any one of us and it's terrible you're going to help somebody and you're the one that needs the help," Wilson said.
"Sad--it's a sad day. Again, it happens all too often. People have called us from all over the county believe it or not offering condolences," Fusaro said.
Fusaro says as soon as he heard what happened to his employee he raced to the scene. It's the first time one of his employees has gotten hit and it's been an emotional experience.
"Last night, I had a lady pull up at scene and parked next to me. She happen to have bottle of holy water and gave to me. So I'd like to really say thank you to her and before I left I threw some on the truck and when I see his wife I'm gonna give it to her," Fusaro said.
Fusaro is asking drivers to pay attention on the roads and when you see flashing lights, obey the law.
"Please slow down and move over," Fusaro said.