Tow Truck Operator Struck On Onondaga Lake Parkway Dies

Syracuse, N.Y. - The tow truck operator who was struck on Onondaga Lake Parkway last month has died.

48 yr old Ireal Martinez was standing next to his truck operating controls, when 76 year old Richard Congel struck him.

Congel has been charged with vehicular assault, assault in the second degree, and driving while impaired by drugs.

Sgt. Jon Seeber of the Onondaga County Sheriff's department issued a statement saying , additional charges will likely come down from the District Attorney’s Office.

Blurred view of ambulance driving at dusk

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