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PLANTATION (CBSMiami) – A tow truck driver was killed on the job Friday morning while picking up a car near the Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation.
Plantation police said Frank Cangaura died early Friday morning as he stopped his tow truck to adjust a vehicle he was towing from the 8100 block of West Broward Boulevard.
Cangaura’s boss, Stuart Weinstock, said Cangaura worked for Prowler Recovery for 12 years.
“Just a super man, super man,” Weinstock said.
Weinstock described how he believes the accident happened.
“He was taking the car out of gear cause it was an all-wheel drive vehicle. He got underneath it. He didn’t realize he’d left the truck in drive and it crushed him,” Weinstock said.
Police said Cangaura was working alone on Friday morning when the accident happened.
A police spokesperson did not know how long Cangaura was trapped before help arrived.
Fire rescue personnel pronounced Cangaura dead on the scene.
The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office was on scene along with police investigators.
As they work to determine exactly what happened, Weinstock said Cangaura was a beloved man with loving parents and siblings who will miss him terribly.
“This kid was just a down to earth, hardworking, good-hearted, unbelievable individual and for this to happen is just, I’m lost, man,” he said.