71-year-old Sarasota driver killed in towing accident
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – A 71-year-old Sarasota County man was killed Saturday while trying to tow another car, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Investigators said the man was driving a pickup truck and towing a BMW with a metal chain at an auto store at 4371 Clark Road in Sarasota around 1 p.m.
The 71-year-old got out of the truck and left the pick-up in reverse, troopers said. Both the unoccupied pickup truck and the BMW hit the man as he got out of the truck.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, FHP said.
The crash is still under investigation.
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