Zade Hakki sadly passed away last week but that didn't keep your fellow Tri-Citians from donating over $17,000 for the family to help with costs.

Hakki was a popular Dutch Brothers Barista before his passing on Wednesday May 23rd. Hakki was hit and killed by a truck at the intersection near Steptoe and Center Parkway.

Hakki had just proposed to his girlfriend making the story even more tragic. Hakki's friend James Dutton set up the fundraiser through and set a 20,000 goal.

They reached $17,000 within days and still need a little more to hit their overall goal.

Dutch Brothers, his former employer is also spearheading a fundraiser in his honor but details haven't been released yet.

You can get further details on the fundraising here 



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