ANDOVER (CBS) – Hundreds of people in North Andover on Wednesday honored tow truck driver Dan Coady, who was killed last week in a crash on Interstate 495.
Coady was hit and killed while preparing to tow a car that was in the breakdown lane. Police charged the woman who allegedly caused the crash with drunk driving.
A funeral was held on Wednesday. To pay tribute to Coady, tow trucks gathered in North Andover for a “static procession” as the hearse was brought by on a flatbed truck.
Coady’s casket was draped with a “Thin Yellow Line” flag that honors tow truck drivers who died in the line of duty.
Later this year, Coady’s name will be added to the Wall of the Fallen during a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. The wall is located at the International Towing and Recovery Museum.
Anthony Belculfine said Coady’s death shows how dangerous the job can be.
“In the middle of the night you get called out there, you never know if someone is going to end up hitting you,” said Belculfine. “Hopefully people will see this and start moving over, paying attention, getting off their phones and not driving drunk.”