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Michigan: Tow Truck Driver Killed at Highway Accident Scene

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Nader Chehadi, a tow truck driver killed in a crash while attending to a disabled school bus on I-94 last week, will be remembered as a fair, honest family man who seemed to have a solution for everything, relatives said.

The crash severely injured several people, shook up area towing businesses and devastated Chehadi's family, who found some comfort in a procession of hundreds of tow trucks that paid tribute to the Ypsilanti man after his funeral, accompanying his body to the burial site.

"Everyone who worked with him respected him," his sister-in-law Erin Chehadi said. "Even if he wasn't on the job, you could call him up and he would help you with anything. He was just a person you knew you could count on."

Chehadi, 42, was killed when an SUV crashed into a school bus on the shoulder of eastbound I-94 near State Street in Pittsfield Township. He was at the rear of the bus, assisting the bus driver when he was killed, according to police.

Police say the driver of the SUV was unlicensed and made an abrupt lane change just before the crash.

Chehadi worked for Budget and Stadium Towing service out of Ypsilanti. He worked with a few of his family members, including his twin brother Samer Chehadi, from whom he was inseparable, Erin Chehadi said.

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