State DOT worker Ryan Ashman was working at a different worksite when he got the call that his co-worker and close friend Dennis “Matt” Howe had been seriously injured when a tractor-trailer hit his work vehicle. Howe passed away from his injuries on March 18, five days after the incident.


Ashman decided to raise money for the family by selling shirts, sweatshirts and hats bearing the hashtag #MoveOverForMatt and a logo identical to the arrow that was on the back of Howe’s truck, reminding people to “move over, it’s the law.”


All proceeds go to Howe’s family, and the effort has already raised nearly $10,000. Ashman hopes the
fundraiser also raises needed awareness.


— Michael Baldwin