'Spirit Ride' comes to Twin Falls to spread message

Published: Jul. 21, 2018 at 7:11 PM MDT
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A Twin Falls towing company towed a coffin around town Saturday.

Marky’s towed the coffin as part of a national campaign to remind people to slow down and move over when seeing first responders at a car accident.

The coffin is empty, but it is painted in honor of fallen tow truck drivers, police officers, and other first responders.

Tow truck companies in cities and states take turns with it, having a ceremony, before it moves on to continue spreading its message.

Marky’s operating manager Jody Revai explained why the campaign is so important.

"We're just trying to get the word out there on how important it is to slow down and move over. We don't have a lot of room out there, whether its fire, EMS, police, towing. You know we only have so much room to work, and unfortunately, we don't get to get hit more than once,” Revai stated.

The coffin is headed to Boise next, where another towing company will take it.