The tow was free. Let's just hope the repairs are reasonable. Probably an exploded bearing.

The truck started making a light grinding noise shortly after I left the house. A few kms later, making a right hand turn, sudden loud crunching noises from the left rear corner.

I didn't try driving home because I had the kids with me and I wasn't going to risk a locked up wheel, or worse, while crossing a bridge.

Le sigh...