Family IDs tow truck driver hit, killed on Dixie Hwy.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Family members have identified the tow truck driver that was hit and killed on Dixie Highway overnight.

Forty-two-year-old Steve Simpson was hit and killed on Dixie Highway near West Point in Southwest Jefferson County after 10 p.m. Monday.

Police said a driver of a van side-swiped Simpson.

LMPD said the driver of the van is cooperating and was not arrested. Toxicology results are pending.

Police said the emergency flashing lights were on but they may have been blocked by a disabled vehicle already on the truck’s flatbed.


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