COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- Authorities say a Colorado tow truck driver has died after he was dragged by a chain for more than a mile behind an SUV he was preparing to tow.

The owner of the towing company said police in Colorado Springs told him the SUV was being towed Wednesday because it was illegally parked. The vehicle was parked at the Hill Park Apartments on N. Murray Blvd.

The driver was dragged to the area of Babcock and Murray, nearly two miles away.

The Colorado Springs Gazette quoted a witness as saying the victim’s legs were entangled in the chain. Police say the man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the driver of the SUV was aware that the man was caught in the chain.

Authorities have not released the name of the tow truck driver or the driver of the SUV.

The driver is in police custody.

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Comments (9)
  1. joe says:

    “The driver is in police custody.”
    Shouldn’t he be in the morgue???

    1. Justin M says:

      Please work on you reading skills before you type, they are referring to the SUV driver that drug the man…

  2. robrobb says:

    if zhe would haved pAid 60 dollors she could have her car i own a tow companythat does impunds

  3. robrobb says:

    thAt is that is the drop fee per the puc of denver

  4. robrobb says:

    she knew her car was being towed and he had a hook on the car check puc sad

  5. Allen Cox says:

    He was a good man, he loved off roading, his job and life. He will be missed.

    RIP Axle.

  6. Johann Hutchings says:

    A good man indeed!

    RIP Axle!!! You will be missed 😦

  7. Amber Fitzgerald says:

    I don’t know this man however, this story has been eating at me since I heard it last night. May he, Axle, rest in peace and be remembered by ALL who cared for and loved him. This crazy madness should have never happend; what was this woment thinking – pay attention to what is going on around you!

    My heart goes out!

  8. Biz says:

    I say we drag the SUV owner down the road….
    RIP Axle

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