Darrell Ward, star of “Ice Road Truckers” has tragically died in a plane crash. He was only 52 years old:
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of Darrell Ward, a beloved member of the HISTORY family. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”
According to Ward’s Facebook page, the reality star was headed back to Missoula, Montana, after meeting with fans at The Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas.
Missoula County sheriff’s Capt. Bill Burt says the pilot appeared to be trying to land at a small airstrip when “something went drastically wrong.” Witnesses say the plane went through a stand of trees, hitting some of them.
“An investigation is ongoing and more information will be made available at a later time as the National Transportation Safety Board will be handling the investigation,” a statement on his Facebook page said. “[The] things Darrell loved most were his family, including his kids and grand-kids & trucking.”
Ward was set to begin filming a pilot for a new documentary-style TV show about plane wreck recoveries. Ward and his co-pilot died.
via Fox News
Here is the announcement, which was just posted on Facebook:
Let us pray for Ward’s family during this difficult time. RIP.