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SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) –While they are often competitors on the streets, tonight they are united as brothers. Charles Abraham says tow truck driver Curtis Martin worked for him the past three years.

“It could have been any one of us. Wrong place, wrong time. First reaction, of course, is for us to protect our property. It’s a sad case, one man lost his property,” said Abraham.

Martin died while trying to chase down the man accused of stealing his truck. The father of 11 is remembered as a hardworking man who did all he could to provide for his children.

His son Justin Ellison said, “Always work for what you want. He always told me do right for others, you never know what might come in the future.”

Houston police say Jonathan Nguyen, 27, first stole Martin’s truck as the tow truck driver was repossessing a car. Then, as Martin and another man chased after him, Nguyen allegedly struck him with the tow truck as he got out of another car. It all ended after a police chase and crash.