Hundreds of truck drivers turned out today to honor the memory of a Massachusetts tow truck driver killed in the line of duty by an alleged drunk car driver.
Tow truck drivers from all over line up for Dan Coady’s funeral procession after he was hit and killed while responding to an accident last week @wbz at this point, hundreds are here. pic.twitter.com/NjBRJ7Q84Q
— Lisa Gresci (@Lisa_Gresci) March 21, 2018
According to local reports, between 500 and 600 trucks gathered for the funeral procession this morning for 41 year old Andover-based town truck driver Dan Coady. Coady worked for his family business Coady’s Garage and Towing.
Five hundred drivers gather to honor tow truck driver killed by alleged drunk motoristRead More: http://bit.ly/2FQJwZ0
Posted by Live Trucking on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
According to a report in MassLive, Coady lost his life last Wednesday night, March 14, as he was loading up a crashed vehicle onto his tow truck on southbound I-495 in Andover. Coady was struck by 28 year old motorist Shiina Dionne and later passed away at a hospital from his injuries. Dionne and another tow truck driver were both seriously hurt in the crash. Dionne faces numerous charges, including DUI and motor vehicular homicide. Many in the towing community are using today’s events as an opportunity to remind drivers to move over for emergency vehicles.
You can see video of the funeral procession below.
WATCH LIVE: Funeral procession held for tow driver Daniel Coady. Coady was struck and killed on I-495 in Andover last week.
Posted by 7News – WHDH Boston on Wednesday, March 21, 2018