The bodies of two firefighters killed in a crash on a Minnesota interstate made their way through the Northland on Tuesday.

A procession of vehicles left a South Minneapolis Funeral Home carrying the bodies of James Shelifoe Jr. and Alan Swartz back to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan.

The Superior Fire Department, lined Belknap Street shortly after 9:30a.m.

The two men served as Beartown firefighters, based in the UP of Michigan.

Seven other firefighters were hurt when their vehicle crashed on Interstate 35W in the Minneapolis suburb of Blaine.

“Support our local heroes, fire, police, soldiers, you know just be there for everybody who is there for us every day,” Robbi Tribbey, a community member said.

Funeral services for both men will take place later this week.

"When somebody who gives their all for us, this is the least we can do to show our respects,” Tribbey said.

The firefighter who was driving the vehicle, is being charged with criminal vehicular homicide.

Investigators say that 28-year-old Michael Johnson admitted to smoking marijuana that morning and using cocaine several days before the accident.

He is expected to be in court Tuesday.