Tony Packo's honors a man after tragic accident

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - There were few open seats at Tony Packo's Wednesday night.

Customers were dining in to honor a man whose life was cut short.

"Today we get to celebrate the life that was John Altman," Jimmy Harmon, Chief Executive Officer at Tony Packo's said.

Altman was driving his semi truck early that Friday morning.

At some point near Front and Consaul, Altman suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and crashed into the restaurant.

Emergency crews performed CPR and rushed him to the hospital but it was too late.

"I think it's just a token of our appreciation and sympathy for the family that suffered that loss," said Tony Packo Jr.

Nearly 7 months later, Packo's is back to normal, but Altman's family will never be the same.

To help ease some of that pain, the restaurant partnered with the American Heart Association, and donated 10% of its Wednesday sales in his name.

"People in Toledo are loyal and Packo's is such an institution," Harmon said. "It's great to see the following for us and to honor John Altman."

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