Tow truck driver honored with parade after being killed while helping motorist

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A special funeral procession took place in Sandusky to honor a tow truck driver who was killed while helping a driver. Eric Ackerman died Tuesday after he was helping a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder in the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike when he was struck by a pickup truck. The tow truck driver and the driver of the disabled were outside of their vehicles loading two jet skis from the trailer of the disabled vehicle onto the wrecker when they were hit by the pick-up that went off the road.

More than 100 drivers escorted his remains in a tow truck parade.

There were trucks from multiple states including Michigan and Pennsylvania.

RELATED: Tow truck driver and the motorist he was helping both killed after pick-up truck veers off Ohio Turnpike in Lorain Co.

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