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Supporters Pay Tribute to Fallen Michigan Towing Operator

Jun 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Hundreds of towing industry supporters brought tow trucks to the Islamic Institute of America in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday to pay tribute to towing operator Nader Chehadi. Chehadi, 42, of Ypsilanti, was killed May 29 when an SUV crashed into a school bus he was assisting on the shoulder of I-94 in Pittsfield Township.

Supporters formed a procession that followed the hearse to the burial site in Plymouth, many trucks bearing decals and banners in Chehadi’s honor, and calling attention to Michigan’s Slow Down Move Over law.

Chehadi, who worked for Budget and Stadium Towing of Ypsilanti, left behind a wife and two children ages 5 and 2. A message on Budget and Stadium Towing’s Facebook reads:

“We tragically lost one of the best this week. He was a wonderful guy to work with. He was a brother, father, husband, friend, and just a great person to be around. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support this week. If you are able to donate, all proceeds will go directly to Nader’s family. If you aren’t able to donate everyone’s thoughts and support means a lot to everyone. The show of support today with all the companies that came out was unbelievable and was a wonderful sight to see. We thank every one of you for what you have done. RIP Nader, you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”

A GoFundMe account has been established for the family: https://www.gofundme.com/familyofnaderchehadi