Red Beard's Tow Operator John Mills of Muskogee, Oklahoma died after being hit by a vehicle on Saturday, November 26, 2022. He passed away at the age of 31. Red Beards Towing announced his death in a Facebook post, saying, "It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the loss of our friend and Red Beard's tow operator, John Mills, who was killed in the line of duty Saturday evening."
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol claims that John Mills was killed when he was struck by a car traveling in the opposite direction while he was working on the side of the road to load a car into a wrecker. Around 6:45 on Saturday night, state troopers responded to a call on Highway 69 close to Wagoner. An investigation has revealed that a man in his seventies was driving a 2006 Cadillac DeVille southbound on the highway in the far right lane.