On September 2, 2002, Orbie Wilburn was killed when a tired truck driver slammed his semi-truck into the rear of Orbie’s car, doing an estimated 75 mph. Orbie’s car, which was stopped behind another semi due to a stalled car on the highway, exploded on impact.

Orbie was a freshman at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and was on his way home to pick up some more clothes for school.

After the crash, it was revealed that the truck driver who crashed into Orbie’s car had repeatedly falsified logs and violated safety procedures, while the company he worked for turned a blind eye.