Ontario Trucking Association honors hero with scholarship

| 6/22/2007

A Canadian trucker who died this week in a wreck – but who’s being described as a hero – will be honored by a $40,000 college scholarship fund being set up by the Ontario Trucking Association.

The trucker – David Virgoe of Stroud, Ontario, Canada – died after his tractor was hit by a speeding car. Virgoe swerved off Highway 400 instead of plowing into other vehicles that were right in front of him.

OTA President David Bradley told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio that Virgoe’s actions touched a lot of people.

“When the story of David Virgoe came to our attention this week, it really captured the hearts of the industry and the public at large,” Bradley said. “David was a great guy, a great family man and a credit to the industry.”

Bradley says the fund is being set up to be a “perpetual fund” that will generate scholarships year after year.

– By Reed Black, staff writer