Butler County restaurant owner killed in I-75 rest area crash remembered with flowers, signs

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Domino's honors Trenton restaurant manager

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The owner of a Trenton restaurant is being remembered today, one day after he was killed when his Toyota SUV rammed into a parked semi at the entrance of an Interstate 75 rest area near Monroe.

There are about 35 bouquets of flowers, balloons and signs outside the Dragon China restaurant at 8 E. State St., owned by Fei Ni, also known as “Peter,” 39, of Trenton.

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Ni’s SUV was traveling north on I-75 on Wednesday morning when he apparently hit the back of a semi truck that was parked on the left side of the rest area entrance ramp, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Michael Vosburg, 36, Lawrence, Mich., was asleep inside the sleeper area of the tractor-trailer when the rear of his vehicle was struck. Vosburg woke up on impact but was not injured. He was issued a traffic citation for parking in a no-parking zone, according to the patrol.

A memorial was set up outside China Dragon in Trenton after its owner was killed in an auto crash. The restaurant will be closed for three days, according to a sign on the front door. RICK MCCRABB/STAFF
A memorial was set up outside China Dragon in Trenton after its owner was killed in an auto crash. The restaurant will be closed for three days, according to a sign on the front door. RICK MCCRABB/STAFF

A sign on the door says the restaurant will be closed for three days due to a family emergency. Another sign says donations are being accepted at Trenton’s Domino’s Pizza, which used to be located next to Dragon China before the pizza chain opened a new location on State Street.

Three large poster boards read “Trenton Loves You,” and more than 100 people wrote notes to Ni and hi family.

One read: “So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul. He will be missed. You are in our prayers. The Craig Family.”

 

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