FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – A procession in honor of a Flight for Life helicopter pilot killed last week is heading up Interstate 70.

The scene on Thursday (credit: Colorado State Patrol)

The scene on Thursday (credit: Colorado State Patrol)

An ambulance with lights flashing headed west on the highway Thursday toward Frisco as a Flight for Life helicopter flew above in advance of Friday’s memorial service for Patrick Mahany. Before leaving the Denver area, the procession passed workers gathered outside St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. On I-70, firefighters, EMTs and others waiting on overpasses saluted as the procession passed.

The Summit Daily News reports it will end at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Thursday and then continue on to the Dillon Ampitheatre on Friday for the memorial service.

The scene on Thursday (credit: CBS)

The scene on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Mahany, a 64-year-old decorated Vietnam veteran, was killed Friday when his chopper crashed shortly after taking off from the hospital in Frisco.

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