Family, truck drivers honor Levi Case in special funeral procession

A Tri-State community honors the five-year-old killed in a house fire with a special funeral procession.

Several tractor-trailers, and even a fire truck, helped carry Levi Case to his final resting place in Muhlenberg County he was killed in a house fire nearly a week ago in Bremen.

Levi Case loved big trucks.

"We'd done a birthday bash for him every year for him and his brother, and we'd line up all of our trucks and he really enjoyed that," says Dwayne Sigers, a truck driver from Greenville, KY.

"That white truck was in a truck show in Henderson back last summer and his picture was taken with these two trucks," adds Michael McDaniel, a truck driver from Sebree, KY

Those trucks that he loved helped carry him from central city to his final resting place.

"It's interesting to see this many trucks," McDaniel says. "It's just amazing that this many trucks would get together for something like this."

The procession is one way truckers honored one of their biggest fans.  Drivers posted photos of their trucks with lights on under the Light Up For Levi hashtag, acting as a light during this dark time for Levi's family.

"It just shows that the community has good support, thanking of a loved one that's lost and being there for the family and friends, and the community pulling together to make it a better place to be," Sigers says.

As they say good bye to Levi, those who know him say he, and his love of trucks, won't fade away.

"Now he can watch over us from above and make sure we're safe out there on the road," says Sigers.

Mitchell Kyle, 89, the other victim of last week's fire, was buried yesterday morning.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 9, 2018)


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