Dozens of truckers recently came out to show their respect for a member of the trucking community who lost his life in a crash earlier this month.
Seventy-one year old Larry Lee Atham, President of Bridgeport, West Virginia-based Atha Trucking, was killed in an August 16 crash in Marion County, West Virginia. Atha was traveling on I-79 south at mile marker 132 when his truck struck a guardrail, swerved across both southbound lanes, then hit the guardrail again, catching fire and coming to a stop on the right lane of the Tygart River Bridge.
Atha wasn’t able to get out of the truck and died at the scene.
Members of the trucking community responded to the passing of Atha by organizing a convoy in his honor.
Atha was described as a legend in the local trucking community who helped to get many drivers their start in the industry.
WDTV reports that 39 truck convoyed in Atha’s honor on August 29, lining up at the Bridgeport Home Depot store following the funeral service, performing a slow roll past the funeral home, then making their way to the Atha Trucking facility.
Check out video from the convoy below.