On the evening of July 9, 1997, Virgil Hensley was killed by a tired trucker. The truck driver was within a few miles of his destination when he blew through a stop sign that he did not see and broadsided Virgil’s car, killing him instantly.

“I will never forget that evening,” writes Virgil’s wife, Nikki Hensley Weingartner. “I just happened to look out the window at our house because I was wondering why my husband was not home from band practice as it was getting late. I noticed a sheriff’s car coming up the street shining his spotlight at the houses looking for the house numbers. My heart sank when he stopped in front of our house. I just knew something terrible had happened. And it had.”

Nikki adds that she “will be forever grateful for the P.A.T.T. Organization and for the information they shared with me when I had so many questions. They helped guide me in the right direction and recommended attorneys to me that specialized in truck crashes.”