According to the Philadelphia Daily News, tow-truck operator Glen McDaniel was coming from a party and driving while intoxicated when he ran into rival tow-truck driver Ray Santiago. Police officials said McDaniel repeatedly ran over the 30-year-old victim and killed him. Glen McDaniel, 25, was charged with homicide by vehicle, murder, DUI and related offenses for the death of Ray Santiago.
McDaniel worked for Straight Up towing while Santiago worked for Siani's. They were at a gas station on Frankford Avenue near Lehigh filling up their trucks when a battle broke out between the men about towing territories. Police believe the fight has been an ongoing one "over who has what territory," since no automobile was to be towed at the time.