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Michigan Trooper Hit, Dragged in Fatal Highway Accident

August 31, 2015  | 

Michigan State Police Trooper Chad Wolf (Photo: MSP)
Michigan State Police Trooper Chad Wolf (Photo: MSP)

Michigan State Police motorcycle trooper Chad Wolf was killed Friday when he was hit and dragged by a car in a highway accident.

The accident happened on I-75 near Dixie Highway. A vehicle towing a trailer apparently made a lane change and struck Wolf on his motorcycle. The driver, a 72-year-old man from Waterford, then dragged the officer several miles before pulling over at Davisburg Rest Stop in Springfield Township. 

Sources tell 7 Action News his partner found Wolf unresponsive near the rest stop. 

Police say the driver is cooperating with authorities.

Comments (6)

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John Faryniarz @ 8/31/2015 5:33 PM

Rest in Peace Tpr. Wolfe, your assignment is completed, we have your watch now.

S.S. @ 9/1/2015 9:12 AM


Tomas Serrano @ 9/1/2015 12:07 PM

You can't get onto a roadway taking your own defensive training for granted there are many places in the world where people dont use signal lights, there is no lighting at night or poorly constructed roads or roads that have landmines purposly put into them.....vehicles weight hundreds.....sometimes thousands of pounds more then we do to think that in todays world people are as focused as much on the roadways as they are on there cell phones,there morning coffee, putting on there make-up or listening unaware to there ipods is to play Russian roulette with your lives....approach vehicles carefully from the passenger side if need be on busy roadways, use your highbeams to keep the area well lit for your own safety and visual aquity.....use common sense when dealing with the common man....a firearm with useless to stop 2 thousand pounds of oncoming furie.

kevCopAz @ 9/1/2015 1:19 PM

The 72 y/o dragged the officer "several Miles"??? What the heck, is this guy got dementia or what?

Jon Retired LEO @ 9/1/2015 2:42 PM

How in the hell could you drag a person for several miles and not know it. Must have had his music turned up loud.

John Retired LEO @ 9/22/2015 4:37 PM

The 72 yr old driver actually dragged Tpr. Wolfe for 4.2 miles and I sure cannot figure out how he didn't know, or why all the callers to 911 didn't try to stop or at least slow him down

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