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Towing company owner dies trying to assist stranded vehicle

Angela Thompson and Jason Schaffer of Accel Towing and Transport receive the entrepreneur of the year award from PJ Crane, the president of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, during Small Business Week in 2010. Schaffer, 39, died early Monday while attempting to assist a stranded vehicle near Sidney, located about 70 km east of Brandon.

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Angela Thompson and Jason Schaffer of Accel Towing and Transport receive the entrepreneur of the year award from PJ Crane, the president of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, during Small Business Week in 2010. Schaffer, 39, died early Monday while attempting to assist a stranded vehicle near Sidney, located about 70 km east of Brandon.

A prominent Brandon businessman is dead following a vehicle incident near Sidney.

The president and owner of Accel Towing and Transport, Jason Schaffer, 39, died early Monday while attempting to assist a stranded vehicle near the tiny community, located approximately 70 kilometres east of Brandon.

Shortly after 3 a.m., police arrived at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Road 70 West in response to a motor vehicle incident.

An employee with Accel confirmed that Schaffer responded to the call and was involved in the incident.

Police said their initial investigation indicates Schaffer, who was working in the capacity of a tow truck operator, died while helping a stranded vehicle.

In 2010, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce named Accel owners Angela Thompson and Schaffer the entrepreneurs of the year.

In eight years the company has grown from a one-man operation to a full-scale business with more than 20 employees.

Police have ordered an autopsy.

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health has also been called in to assist the investigation.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 10, 2013

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A prominent Brandon businessman is dead following a vehicle incident near Sidney.

The president and owner of Accel Towing and Transport, Jason Schaffer, 39, died early Monday while attempting to assist a stranded vehicle near the tiny community, located approximately 70 kilometres east of Brandon.

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A prominent Brandon businessman is dead following a vehicle incident near Sidney.

The president and owner of Accel Towing and Transport, Jason Schaffer, 39, died early Monday while attempting to assist a stranded vehicle near the tiny community, located approximately 70 kilometres east of Brandon.

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