I was a truckers wife

My husband was an otr truck driver. He was at a rest area asleep in the sleeper berth of his truck. A car went airborne and crashed into the drivers side of the truck, killing him instantly they tell me.

The driver walked away with a laceration on his head.

He was 52yrs old. We would of been married 15yrs next month; now I'm a widow at 49. He also left behind a son and 2 young granddaughters. His mother just lost his dad to kidney disease 7months ago. Now she has a son to bury.

I used to get on to him about quitting smoking because I worried about him not being around to see his grandchildren grow up. Just like he used to say, if smoking won't get you something else will.

Mitchell Blankenship Oct 9,1960-Dec 1,2012.
RIP baby

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Jan 31, 2013
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by: Cdh

My heart goes out to you and your family .. i read this on facebook as i begged my husband to never sleep with his head facing the open road again.. i would have never thought it could happen while in the bunk sleeping. Just a eye opener to many. May god bless you!!

Dec 19, 2012
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by: KRISTI

This is very sad to hear and you will always be in my prayers even though we don't know each other. Keep your head up sister <3

Dec 04, 2012
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So sorry NEW
by: Laura

I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace,

Dec 04, 2012
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So sorry NEW
by: Laura

I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace,

Dec 04, 2012
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My condolences NEW
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear this. There are no words that I can say to help with the pain of your loss. I will hold you and your beloved husband in my prayers.

Dec 04, 2012
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So sorry for your loss NEW
by: Anonymous

My heart goes out to you and ur family. As the wife of a driver this is my worst fear. May god be with you at this time. :(

Dec 04, 2012
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So sorry for your loss NEW
by: Anonymous

My heart goes out to you and ur family. As the wife of a driver this is my worst fear. May god be with you at this time. :(

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