Innocent tow truck driver identified in deadly I-94 crash, 5 others critically injured

Posted at 5:35 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 17:35:46-04

Michigan State Police confirm 42-year-old Nadar Chehadi was killed when he was hooking up a school bus to a tow truck on I-94 between US-23 and the exit to South State Street in Ann Arbor. 

The driver of an SUV slammed into the back of the school bus that was stopped on the shoulder of the freeway. 

Samer Chehadi is the twin brother to Nadar. He tells 7 Investigator this should not have happened because police told the family the driver of the SUV had a suspended license and should not have been on the road. 

He also says his twin brother was a great family man, husband, two kids who worked hard for his family. 

Nadar had worked at Wall Street and Budget Towing in Ypsilanti for 15 years and was a manager.

The crash happened at 10:20 this morning. Five people inside the SUV are all in critical condition. 

Two adults were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and the three kids taken to Mott Childrens’ Hospital that is part of the University of Michigan Health System.

State Police say they are investigating why this crash happened - if it was distracted driving, a mechanical issue with the Ford Explorer SUV or a health issue with the driver. 

State Police say they will release the names of the people inside the SUV on Wednesday.