Monthly Giving Memoriam

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TSC Monthly Donor Memoriam Wall

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 four 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, & 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 on October 14, 1993, 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, & Anthony Mercurio, & 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 October 10, 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 physical and emotional.

– Daphne & Steve Izer, Jeff’s parents

Jeff Izer, killed in a truck crash on October 10, 1993.


The Truck Safety Coalition offers our most sincere condolences to you and your family. Making a recurring donation and sharing your story on our website is a special way to honor, celebrate, and memorialize the life of your loved one, while making a difference in the lives of others.

If not for the work of TSC and the courageous engagement of our family of victims and survivors, there would be no one to oppose the $17M trucking lobbyists actively resisting safety reforms. Honoring your lost loved one by making a monthly gift helps us sustain our efforts for the long haul and prevent others from experiencing a similar fate.

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