On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant.
The family is trying to pick up the pieces from the devastation of this tragedy, however as you can imagine, it has not been an easy journey so far nor is the road ahead expected to be either.
The trucking community has since shown its support for the family through a variety of ways, including 3 Funding Options to aid widow Ashley Boeglin and her unborn child. The family is also registered with CrimeStoppers and funds collected through the options below will also be used for the reward to aid in the capture of these cold blooded murderers of fellow trucker Michael Boeglin.
Please choose one if the options to place your donation, there is NONE too small.
All 3 Options have been verified and approved by the Boeglin Family.
Option 1– GoFundMe “Michael and Ashley Boeglin Family Fund” initiated by MissyLadyTrucker. The page was created by David Clark along with this message: “Today was close to the toughest day in my Life! Mike was buried today ~ the service was great ~ all of the people were wonderful and very supportive, I just NEVER imagined that WE, the Families and Friends of Mike would EVER have to experience the loss, and the devastation of whatever this is~! I know i’m just not making any kind of sense ~ it’s just so senseless! Thank you for the support ~ but WE have a long way to go for Ashley and the baby ~ please help~!!!!! ”
Option 2– Small Business in Transportation Coalition started by James of SBTC, is calling for donations to be made from companies and individuals within the trucking industry. Mr. Lamb will present the family the collected funds along with the names ( not amounts) of those who participated in this funding drive.
Options 3– The German American Bank Donations can be made by calling 812-367-2288 Ashley Boeglin gave this number out the night of our radio show when we asked her if there was a donation line people could call into.
David Clark and Ashley Boeglin also request that we ALL maintain awareness for the murder of Michael and not allow it to be swept away and forgotten.
They have since spoken with Hope Rivenburg of Jason’s Law and have become strong supporters for more safe truck parking.
The family believes that had the shipper, ThyssenKrupp, allowed Michael to park while he waited to load, this tragedy could have been avoided.
You can listen to the replay of the show with David and Ashley, ” Truck Parking Shortage: Drivers at Risk” below.
Also, please review the Truck Parking Survey which sheds lights of the dangers truck drivers face because of the serious shortage of safe truck parking.
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