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Chad Ries was laid to rest. He was killed about a week ago while helping a stranded driver at US-41 and Mirabay Boulevard.

Ries' wife was in their car when the accident happened.

Ries survived two tours of duty in Iraq. He leaves behind two young kids. His co-workers describe him as "a great American."

10 News has learned a traffic light is being installed at that intersection within the year.

Troopers say charges are pending against the driver of the passing car that hit him.

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