Widow says tow truck driver who fell to his death was nearing retirement

The widow of a tow truck driver who fell off an overpass and onto Interstate 95 in Boca Raton said he was looking forward to his upcoming retirement.

Richard Randolph, 69, was trying to help upright a tractor-trailer that overturned at the Congress Avenue exit Wednesday morning when he accidentally fell off a ledge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Randolph fell about 20 feet to the pavement and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We were going to move to north Florida and get a little place out in the country and get dogs again," Judy Randolph told Local 10 News. "You're not allowed to get dogs in a condo."

Richard Randolph worked for Emerald Towing, which is based in Pompano Beach. The company had no comment about the accident.

"It's still unbelievable," Judy Randolph said. "You know, I'm still going to wait for that phone call saying, 'I'm on my way home, hun.'"

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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