Slain truck driver gets diesel-powered procession

A tow truck driver who was murdered last week got a fitting funeral procession Saturday.

More than 150 tow trucks escorted 27-year-old Alyssa van Meter to her final resting place in Lombard.

She was one of just three tow truck drivers employed by O’Hare Towing.

Friends say she loved to defy gender norms, and police were often surprised to see her arriving at the scene of an accident.

van Meter’s ex-boyfriend is charged with breaking into her Woodridge apartment and stabbing her to death last week.

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9 comments

  • "Old Chicago"

    Everyone….

    …It is obvious that people on both sides of the gun debate are afraid.

    …as our complex world is increasingly dangerous.

    …The “Definition of Citizenship” is what is at stake.

    …”Self Government” doesn't exist everywhere else.

    …Many men have died to preserve these rights.

    … I've been to Mexico, it’s nice.
    …but I don’t want to live there.

    …I really don’t want to be Kenyan either.

    Respectfully.

      • DEBRA

        I AM WITH YOU ON THAT ONE DAVID,CAUSE QUIET AS IT IS KEPT WHO ACTUALLY GIVES A DAMN!!! WE HAVE MORE SERIOUS ISSUES TO FACE OUT HERE IN THIS CRUEL COLD-HEARTED WORLD,LIKE TRYING TO SURVIVE AND LIVE IN PEACE!!!!

  • Val

    Alyssa was 25… and was one of 3 women tow truck drivers currently employed at Ohare… she was my friend… She would have loved this, it was amazing to see and it was amazing to be a part of it.

  • Amanda Westerfield

    Yea, that article is a little wrong, like Val stated. She was 25 and there are more than 3 people working at Ohare.
    Alyssa will be greatly missed, especially by the people who were close to her. I had the privilege of becoming her friend and let me tell you she was such an inspiration. Christmas is going to be very hard this year.

  • Susan Y

    I saw the procession Saturday. It was very moving and I knew it was for someone special. The pink trucks caught my eye since pink has special meaning for me. Had to google this to find out the situation. May God bless and comfort the family.

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