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Tow Truck Driver On the Job Killed By Possible DUI Hit and Run Motorist [UPDATED]

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A tow truck driver on the job was hit and killed by a possible DUI motorist who didn't stop to render aid in Malibu Monday night. That driver kept going for two more miles along Pacific Coast Highway until she crashed into a parked car.

The unidentified tow truck driver, a man thought to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to City News Service. He had been working on hooking up a broken down vehicle when he was fatally struck by the woman who ultimately crashed further down the road.

That woman was taken to a hospital for treatment and was being investigated for felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to authorities in Malibu.

UPDATE, 12:55 P.M.: The female driver has been identified as Jill Rose, 44, of Santa Monica. The tow truck driver has been identified as Ronald Carver, 45, of Newbury Park.