Fiancé mourning tow truck driver’s death

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A tow truck driver was killed while doing her job. Jennifer Williams was killed while loading a car with a blown tire onto her tow truck.

The accident happened late Tuesday night on U.S. 220 in Stoneville. State Highway Troopers say a semi-truck driver, Franklin Davis Jr., hit and killed Williams.

Williams had her truck lights on and she was wearing her reflective vest.

“All I ask is think a little bit more about safety when you see someone on the side of the road,” explains Johnny Manring, Williams’ fiancé.

Manring and Williams were planning to get married in October. The two met two years ago and fell in love with each other and with towing.

“I’d never seen a person have a heart like she had,” says Manring.

Manring talked with her minutes before the accident. “Even though I’m still here and she’s in heaven we both know that our last words to each other were ‘I love you,’” says Manring.

The District Attorney’s office is still reviewing the charges against Franklin Davis Jr.

William’s funeral is Saturday. It will include a procession of tow trucks.

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