It is with great sadness that we must share the news of a fellow member of the Towing and Recovery Industry who tragically lost his life this past weekend. Danny Haro, of Big Dave’s Towing out of Benson, was loading a disabled vehicle around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, when he was struck and killed, becoming a victim of a hit-and-run.
At this time State Troopers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety are looking for a white box truck with a broken red light on the passenger side, which could be either a front right turning signal or a red reflector light. Danny was on the shoulder of westbound I-10 at milepost 295 when he was hit and the white box truck fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call DPS Criminal Investigations at 520-746-4500.
The Towing and Recovery community would like to join in support of Danny’s family at this time of sorrow. A memorial account to help is linked below.
APTRA opened the 2016 Legislative Session with a presentation to the Joint Senate and House Transportation Committee with the following video that was created by APTRA. Troy Barnett, Nick Simonetta, and Eric Emmert addressed the committee explaining the importance of safety in the towing community and how great of an economic impact the Arizona towing industry has on the state. APTRA also stressed the critical relationships we build between DPS, ADOT, local law enforcement agencies and the motoring public.