The 72-year-old driver entered the freeway and drove north. He eventually stopped after pulling into a rest area north of Springfield Township.
A three-mile stretch of I-75 northbound lanes at Dixie Highway is now closed while Michigan State Police investigate.
The collision threw Wolf off his bike and trapped him beneath the empty flatbed as the driver continued onto the interstate, according to the Michigan State Police. No expenses have been instantly filed. He had been with the state police since 2008 in the Special Enforcement Section Motor Unit and assigned to the Jackson, Flint, and Metro posts.
He lived in Fenton, Michigan together with his spouse, who’s a instructor, and 4 youngsters – aged four, 6, 9 and 12.
Chad Wolf was a vital part of his church, Great Lakes Baptist in Holly.
The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs. The northbound lanes reopened about 5 p.m. “On behalf of the entire state, I sincerely thank Trooper Wolf for his service and join with his family, friends and colleagues in mourning his tragic loss”. “Our thoughts and prayers also go out to everyone at the Michigan State Police who had the honor of working with Trooper Wolf, as well as those who knew him in the communities he served”.
He is survived by his wife, Erin; four children, Autumn, Mikah, Korbin, and Koltin; parents, Lyle and Karen Wolf; two brothers, William (Suzanne) Passalaqua and Kent Wolf; sister, Amanda E. Wolf; many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Helen Blair of Ortonville.
“Trooper Wolf gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our state and his fellow Michiganders”.
The condition of the trooper and additional details of the crash weren’t immediately available.