Towing industry angry after Blue Springs woman killed along I-70

Marc LaVoie
May 15, 2017 - 5:26 am

Tow truck drivers are warning people of the dangers about working alongside highways after a 35-year-old Blue Springs woman was killed while waiting on her vehicle to be moved from Interstate-70.

Adrienne Afrisio was killed when a 2007 Honda veered off the road and struck her Saturday afternoon. A 24-year-old man who was standing close to Afrisio was injured. It happened near mile marker 18 in the Blue Springs area.

Tow truck driver Montana Diamond said the injured tow truck driver is lucky, and he was sad that his customer was not. 

"We're angry in the community of towing and emergency vehicles right now because there's so little respect given to us," Diamond said. "You see someone on the side of the road, just give them room, you could potentially save someone's life."

Drivers need to move over and obey the law when they see someone pulled over on the side of the road, Diamond said.

Afrisio was a recently-widowed mother of two small children, family members said.

An adult and a 13-year-old from the Honda were taken to a hospital for treatment.

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