Fundraiser held for tow truck driver killed in crash

Family wants to remind drivers to move over and slow down for emergency vehicles

A fundraiser was held Sunday for a tow truck driver who died from his injuries from a crash on Feb. 1.
A fundraiser was held Sunday for a tow truck driver who died from his injuries from a crash on Feb. 1. (WKMG)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A fundraiser was held Sunday for a tow truck driver who died from his injuries from a crash on Feb. 1.

Police said 24-year-old Austin Gayne was hit while he was in the process of towing a dump truck.

The father of three died from his injuries at the hospital.

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Investigators said a red 1996 Buick Century was traveling on the inside of westbound State Road 408 when the car left the road, crashed through emergency vehicles that blocked the Rosalind Avenue exit.

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More than $3,600 was raised for Gayne’s family at the fundraiser on Sunday.

His family wants to remind drivers to move over and slow down for emergency vehicles.