About 100 Saskatchewan tow truck drivers are uniting to honour fellow driver Courtney Schaefer in a procession on Saturday.
Schaefer was killed in a crash on Highway 22 last Tuesday. RCMP reported that the collision involved a tow truck, a semi, and two other vehicles.
Willy Cowan is a tow truck driver from OK Tire in Whitewood, Sask., and believes people need to keep a sharper eye out for tow trucks working on the side of the road.
He says more and more tow truck drivers are sharing stories of their “close calls” on the job.
Cowan’s theory is that people are becoming complacent to amber lights because so many vehicles have them flashing these days. He adds that tow truck drivers across the province will be pushing to change amber lights on tow trucks to red ones, in hopes that they will be better noticed.
Saturday’s procession will feature two tow truck groups, from Yorkton and Whitewood, who will meet near Stockholm, Sask. before travelling to Esterhazy, Sask.
The procession begins at 9:30 a.m.