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Memorial sign to be placed in memory of tow truck driver killed during crash on SR-408

WFTV Orlando 12/2/2022 James Tutten

A memorial sign will soon go up along State Road 408 to honor a tow truck driver hit and killed on the job.

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The Orlando Fire Department hosted a “slowdown, move over” law awareness ceremony and unveiled a sign paying tribute to 24-year-old Austin Gayne.

Photos: Memorial sign to be placed in memory of tow truck driver killed during crash on SR-408

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He was killed in February while loading a car onto a wrecker.

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Investigators said a driver traveling west on the 408, left the road and crashed through emergency vehicles that had blocked an exit.

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Gayne’s mother attended Thursday’s ceremony and said the sign will help keep his memory alive.

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The “move over” law requires drivers to safely move over a lane for stopped public safety, sanitation, and utility service vehicles, tow trucks or wreckers.

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