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Our TSC family has helped us turn our feeling of utter helplessness into purpose as we strive to make positive safety changes.
In loving memory of Orbie D. Wilburn, who was killed by a tired trucker sleeping at the wheel doing an estimated 75 mph. Nothing prepares you for the violent death of your child and living out your life without him. We joined TSC to try to prevent this from happening to other families.
– Linda & Gary Wilburn, Orbie’s parents
Orbie Wilburn, killed in a truck crash on September 2, 2002.
The TSC family has inspired me to fight for changes in the trucking industry. I think Bill would be proud.
April 25, 2019, was the last day on earth for my beloved husband, Bill Bailey. I’m glad to say that it was a happy one, spent doing his favorite thing: flying his remote-controlled planes. On his way home, a semi-truck with an unskilled and reckless driver at the wheel crashed into a cluster of cars, stopped in traffic due to another crash further up the road. Bill was one of 4 people killed that day.
I have found solace in the Truck Safety Coalition. They have given me support through education and grief resources.
– Gage Evans, Bill’s wife
Bill Bailey, killed in a truck crash April 25, 2019
He would never quit until the problem was fixed. We can’t either.
In memory of our Dad, Bill Badger, who was killed by a tired trucker December 23, 2004. People say we’re strong because we continue to work on truck safety issues so many years after his death. But if it had been one of his four kids killed that early morning, he’d have been full speed ahead talking to anyone and everyone that could make a difference.
– Dawn King, Beth, Carl, and Paul Badger, Bill’s children
Bill Badger, killed in a truck crash on December 23, 2004.
If Not Us, Who?
In everlasting memory of Jasen M. Swift. Killed by a Tired Teenage trucker, 14 Oct 93, and all the others killed and injured in a preventable truck Crash.
– Russ & Christine Swift, Jasen’s parents
Jasen Swift, killed in a truck crash on October 14, 1993.
I support TSC because my daddy – my hero, my champion, my everything – was killed by a semi truck.
I lost my dad at age 27. I still miss him. There are no Father’s Days, no birthdays, no holidays…
but there is one thing that I do to honor him: work on this issue and never, ever give up.
– Jennifer Tierney, James’ daughter
James Mooney, killed in a truck crash on September 20, 1983.
The Truck Safety Coalition has given me an outlet to put my grief and anger, a place where I can make positive change.
I have been fortunate to be a member of the Truck Safety Family for 30 years. I don’t know where I would be without them. Crash anniversaries and birthdays are especially tough and I am thankful for my Truck Safety Family for all of their support.
– Tami Friedrich Trakh, Kris’ sister
Kris, Alan, and Anthony Mercurio and Brandie Rooker, killed in a truck crash on December 27, 1989.
We miss Jeff every single day. Out of grief, anger and hope for the future in May, 1994, we formed Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) in an effort to make the highways safer for all.
In loving memory of our 17 year old son Jeff Izer, who was killed 10 October 1993 by a long haul truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, killing Jeff and three friends Angie, Dawn Marie and Katie. Linda survived with injuries, both physically and emotionally.
– Daphne & Steve Izer, Jeff’s parents
Jeff Izer, killed in a truck crash on October 10, 1993.