A whole bunch of first responders honor 26-year-old Hunterdon County tow truck driver, killed on the job

LEBANON TWP., N.J. – Friday, a whole lot of individuals honored a New Jersey tow truck driver who was killed on the job.

“That is America,” stated Kathleen Newton. “These women and men that come out each day and do not take into consideration themselves. They solely take into consideration individuals and the love and the security of everybody.

“That is selfless, that is superb and that was my boy.”

Kathleen Newton’s boy was 26-year-old Seth Newton.

“He was killed within the line of obligation,” stated Lebanon Fireplace Chief Kevin Saharic.

It was whereas on the job for Superior Towing. Friday was Seth Newton’s closing experience.

“When one thing like this occurs, all of us get collectively and we do what we bought to do,” stated Saharic.

Saharic organized a funeral procession via a number of cities involving dozens of tow truck firms, hearth departments and police businesses.

The route was from Lebanon Fireplace Firm to Saint Joseph’s Church in Hillsborough.

“While you put your youngster out on the planet and also you simply ship him on the market with what you have taught him and that is what he comes again, it’s humbling,” stated Kathleen Newton.

Seth Newton lived in Whitehouse Station his entire life.

He went to Hunterdon Central and was nearly to graduate from Centenary College in Might. Now, his household will choose up his diploma.

Seth Newton hoped to in the future begin his personal towing enterprise, after working at Superior Towing for almost 5 years.

“The brand new guys would look as much as him,” stated Michael Girgis, the proprietor of Superior Towing & Transport. “He did quite a bit within the coaching.”

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The crash occurred on Route 22 in Readington Township.

When you typically hear about employees getting killed on the facet of the street by distracted drivers, police say the person who hit Seth Newton had a medical emergency.

That driver, 86-year-old Gary Vondrasek, handed away too.

“There have been some those who have been there that day which can be right here as we speak,” stated Saharic.

Additionally in attendance have been those that labored with Seth on different calls.

The tow truck drivers, firefighters and cops who honored Seth Newton know all about dangers.

“Seth was the second tow operator in New Jersey alone, killed in somewhat over three week’s time,” stated Girgis.

They’ve totally different duties and risks, however unite to turn into one group, which Kathleen Newton is grateful to be part of, as she grieves her boy.

“He left this for us, and these now are my household, all the lads, they’re simply my boys,” stated Kathleen Newton.