Moro man sentenced for killing tow truck driver
BALLSTON SPA — With friends and family of Alex Pleckhardt — and the canine companion he was with a year ago when he was killed on North Road — looking on, the driver behind the death has been sentenced to more than two decades in state prison, prosecutors said Thursday.
Blakehart, a tow truck driver, was tending to a disabled box truck on the shoulder of the highway in Wilton on Sept. 15, 2022. Justin P. Rodriguez of Morrow was driving a box truck and, failing to move, slammed the box truck from behind and authorities said the truck was traveling at 76 mph. The collision killed Blakehart.