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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The family of the woman who called for a tow truck Thursday night on Interstate 295 in Hanover will hold a fundraiser for the tow truck driver killed while he worked at the scene.

Jason Bailey, 22, died when another driver ran into him on the side of the interstate.

That driver was charged with DUI, refusal to submit to breath/blood sample, involuntary manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and obstruction of justice after the deadly crash.

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The woman who called for the tow truck said Bailey told her and her mother (who arrived to pick her up) to leave the interstate because it was not safe for them to be there. He was killed minutes later.

“On behalf of my family and myself, we wish to extend our sincerest and deepest condolences to the family of Jason Bailey,” V. Jewel Gregory  wrote in a statement. “Due to his commitment within his position, he had an untimely death while assisting me in what should have been an ordinary part of his job. Due to his determination in maintaining safety for me and my family, he requested for us to leave and subsequently, minutes later, he was struck and killed. This entire ordeal is still so surreal to us, however, we are grateful for who he was and all that he stood for.”

To help raise money for Bailey's girlfriend and one-year-old son, the Gregory family will  host a fundraiser Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the SweetFrog on Forest Hill Ave, in Richmond.

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"Donations can be given all day, however, a fundraising event will be between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.," Gregory said. "All proceeds from the event as well as a percentage of profits for that day will be given to the trust fund for Jason’s son."


  • Anna

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you warm and safe in his arms during such a horrible time. Your reaction to this situation is astounding. I do not know if I could hold composure like you did, your an amazing mom and girlfriend.

  • Wayne Williams

    My heart goes out to the family of Jason. One of the nicest young men i’ve ever coached. I’m sorry for your lost.

  • Rick Smith

    I’m a tow truck driver from Ontario Canada. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time after the terrible tragedy that has happened. He is watching over everyone as our Lord has received another wonderful, special angel.

  • Jamo Fin

    I’m a tow truck driver from Teuva, Finland. My thoughts and prayers are with you !!
    Lord is watching over everyone.
    Now he has received another wonderful, special angel.

  • Jim Koh

    Hi I am jim from Singapore gao express towing services. Had read your article. Stay strong for your family members. Will pray for you. Rip

  • Train

    Is there someplace now where people can still donate to his child’s fund? I would like to contribute. I think others would too

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