MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A tow truck driver assisting a car was hit and killed by a third vehicle that fled the scene.
Officials responded to call on fire on the 874 South of Killian in the early morning hours.READ MORE: Former NHL Player Kyle Beach Says He Was Raped, Claims Joel Quenneville Did Nothing
As the damaged car was being hooked to the tow truck, a third vehicle traveling southbound veered into the emergency lane and hit the tow truck driver.
The tow truck driver was killed at the scene.READ MORE: Miami Beach Mayoral Race: Dan Gelber Seeking Third Term Against Four First-Time Candidates
Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the vehicle responsible for the fatal accident.
The car, an older model BMW is described as dark burgundy or maroon. The vehicle should front right-side damage, a shattered passenger-side window, a busted headlight, and a missing a rear-view mirror.
Officials are hoping to release a picture of the car later today as the car should have gone through the Sun Pass lanes.MORE NEWS: 62nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Underway
In the wake of the accident, officials are stressing the importance of slowing down and moving over, known as the “Move Over Law.”