GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- If you see a convoy of tow trucks and first responder vehicles escorting a red, white and blue casket on July 9th, don’t worry; there’s no one in it. But, it does carry a message of support for the state’s move over law.
The American Towman Spirit Ride will take place tomorrow afternoon here in Grand Junction.
Its name refers to the Spirit Casket, which symbolizes a reminder to slow down and move over for emergency and tow vehicles on the side of the road.
This is part of a national movement where over ten thousand trucks from tow companies and first responders helped move this casket through three hundred cities nation wide.
Dan’s Towing will do the honor of transporting the casket, with escorts from police, fire, and ems vehicles down North Avenue, then up to Fire Station Three.
The hope is that this ceremony will be a wake up call for drivers to obey the Colorado Move Over Law.
“The casket symbolizes those we have lost. And it’s something that has helped to bring awareness, and it’s kind of in your face. This is what will happen if people don’t obey the law," said Owner and Office Manager for Dan’s Towing, Kim Hobscheidt.
The convoy will leave Dan’s Towing at 1 p.m., and the ceremony at the Fire Station will begin at 2. The casket is then headed to Green River Utah.