Trucker Procession for Driver Killed in Accident


 A procession of semi and tow-truck drivers travel through three states to honor the memory of one of their own, killed in an accident last week.

31-year-old Michael White was an employee of Santa Fe Tow Service, a company based in Joplin.

He was killed Monday morning while towing a semi on I-44, around Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Highway Patrol says the truck he was driving went off the side of the road, struck multiple barrier walls, and eventually rolled into a water-filled ditch.

Today, truckers traveled in unison to his funeral.

A group began the trip in Kansas City and drove on Highway-69 through Southeast Kansas.

Many truckers from across the Four States joined the convoy along the way.

They ended in the Grove area, where White’s service took place.

Our Joplin News First reporter spoke to members of the local trucking community.

They say truckers have a strong bond and always unite to support and comfort one another during tragedies like this.

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