KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A tow truck driver was killed after hitting a Tennessee Department Transportation employee on a mower Friday morning in Alcoa.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a tow truck, driven by Eddie Haga, 42, and hauling two vehicles, was going southbound on Alcoa Highway around noon when he failed to see a Tennessee Department of Transportation mower driven by Nathan Reagan, 53. The mower was on the left shoulder and was transitioning to the median to mow.
The two truck rear ended the mower, which then came into Haga’s cab, killing him instantly.
Regean was also injured, but the Tennessee Department of Transportation says his injuries were not life threatening.
The highway was closed for about three hours.