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Mercedes-Benz has been fitting sensors inside new and used vehicles to pinpoint their exact whereabouts in the event of repossession.

Frigid Black Ridge Recovery

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Mountain Towing & Recovery in Cedar City, Utah, is owned and operated by Wayne Hall and was established in 1994.

At 10:55 a.m. on Jan. 13, 2019, Mountain was called by the Utah Highway Patrol.

"We were told that a truck and trailer had rolled over blocking," said Wayne. "They had no description as it was mile post 37 southbound 20-plus miles south of Cedar City."

Wayne decided to muscle up, so he and his crew responded with two medium-duty 16-ton wreckers—a 1975 Chevrolet C-65/Holmes 600 and 1995 GMC Topkick 7500/Holmes 616—and a 1992 International 4800 factory 4x4 with an industrial 20,000-lbs. 24' rollback. Justin Mosher operated the 1975 Chevy, Jeff Rexrode operated the 1992 International and Wayne the Topkick.

When the Mountain crew arrived on scene, they saw the silver Dodge pickup and RV trailer on their side blocking the road. They were told that a retired couple from Enoch, a town adjacent to Cedar City, had been driving the pickup when they lost control and rolled it and the RV trailer they were towing. The couple were taken by ambulance to Cedar City Hospital.

Wayne lead the crew with rigging and briskly clearing lanes. First they rigged to the undercarriage of the pickup, winched it back over onto its wheels and towed it off the road. Then they uprighted the RV rolling chassis/frame and towed it off the road.

"I utilized the slingshot technique to load the RV trailer, which had completely separated from the rolling chassis/frame," Wayne said.

They wound up with a fourth truck on this job, a 1979 Chevrolet K-30 4×4/Holmes 500 twin-boom wrecker.

"When Rexrode took our industrial rollback back to the yard with the trailer box, I had him jump in the 1979 Chevy and head back to the accident scene to tow the trailer frame with razor trailer attached to the rear," Wayne said. "It was nice to work with our Washington County crews on this Sunday wreck in the frigid cold of Black Ridge."

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