TRENTON, Ohio — Mourners on Thursday stacked bouquets, balloons and heartfelt notes below a sign announcing Dragon China’s three-day closure “due to a family emergency.”
Restaurant owner Fei Ni — known to many as Peter — had been killed in a crash the day before. He was 39 years old.
According to police, Ni had been exiting from I-75 to a rest area when his car went off the left side of the exit ramp. He hit the rear of an illegally parked tractor-trailer and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was issued a citation for parking in a no-parking zone.
The notes and signs outside Dragon China’s door remembered Ni as “a beautiful soul,” the Journal-News reported. Others read “We will miss u buddy” and “Trenton Loves You.”
According to another sign, the nearby Domino’s Pizza will accept donations for Ni’s family.