Fundraiser page started to help family of killed wrecker driver from Broken Arrow

A fundraiser has begun for the family of killed tow truck driver, Jonathan Taylor of Broken Arrow, who was struck by a semi in an auto-pedestrian crash Friday on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Claremore.

As part of the GoFundMe page, the creator of the fundraiser posted the following:

"Hundreds of Wrecker families across the country as well as our fellow Oklahomans have reached out to send their support and offer help to the family.  JT’s wife and three children could use your prayers as well."

If you'd like to donate to the family, click here.

The crash was reported at 1:24 p.m. just west of the Adair/Highway 28 turnpike gate.

Taylor, 43, worked for Allied Towing of Tulsa. The company sent out the following statement:

"This is a terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to the Taylor family. We are anxious to learn the results of the official investigation. Until then, we can only help a member of the Allied family deal with the loss of a loved one."

Officials said Taylor was loading a semi truck onto a wrecker upon being hit by the driver of a semi truck.

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol report said it is unknown why the semi truck driver departed the roadway to the right and struck Taylor.

No one else was hurt in the crash.

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