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Michigan State trooper goes above and beyond for Candle family

The morning of May 6 was uneventful in the Candle household.

Perhaps it was more hectic than usual because of an early wake-up call, but all else was business as usual.

The family piled into dad’s Chevy Tahoe and off they went to Detroit Metro Airport for a relaxing, sun-soaked trip in Marco Island, Fla. Except plans are made to be interrupted, and the Candles’ vacation got off to an inauspicious start.

As Toledo coach Jason Candle piloted his SUV on I-275, less than 10 miles from the airport, a hammer in the road became a bigger impediment than Ball State or Northern Illinois.