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Delivery Driver Shooting Devastates Company

by Jana Ritter - Published: 5/08/2015

Another prime example of why truck drivers need to always be aware of the dangers of being alone on the road. Early Thursday morning a Groendyke fuel truck driver was shot and killed outside of a convenience store in Fort Worth while simply doing his job. The tragic event has hit the company’s employees hard and they are devastated by his loss.

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While his name has not yet been released, a spokesperson for Groendyke said that the driver was in his late 20s and had been working the overnight shift for about a year. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones involved, including friends and family of our driver. We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy. Our driver had an excellent safety and work record for Groendyke. He will be missed.” Greg Hodgen, the company president also added, “Just devastating to go through something like this.”

The incident took place at a QuikTrip located on Bryant Irvin Road, in the southwestern part of Fort Worth, Texas. While it is still undetermined what exactly occurred, investigators say that the Groendyke fuel truck arrived at the store at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning and the driver had started unloading the fuel. Homicide detectives weren’t called to the scene until around 4:00 a.m. and aren’t yet sure exactly what time the shooting occurred, but they believe at some point before 2:30 a.m. the driver was shot while in the cab of his truck. Detectives found at least two bullets had hit the windshield. Interestingly enough the store had been open at the time of the shooting and people were even inside, but the store employees told police they didn’t see or hear anything out of the ordinary. It wasn’t until they came out to check on the truck driver that they found him dead and called the police.

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Detectives say that they are still reviewing surveillance camera footage to see if they can find any further clues as to how and why this shooting occurred. “We know that it was a gunshot wound, so they’re going to be searching for shell casings, things of that nature, so it’s going to be wide to see if there’s any evidence in the area,” said Tracey Knight of the Fort Worth Police Department

Groendyke’s president says that they tell their employees not to unload fuel if they don’t feel safe and that this was likely an unnecessary, random act of violence. The company also says that the driver was only in his 20’s and was an exemplary employee who was popular with his co-workers. “They said he always had a smile on his face, a hard-worker, strong work ethic.”


Shawn Hubbard
Shawn Hubbard
http://www.fox4news.com/story/29018867/suspect-in-fort-worth-gas-station-trucker-murder-arrested
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
Thanks for posting this. Now they have the suspect..but there are more questions than answers!
Braxton Anders
Braxton Anders
What's sad is I'm a driver and I knew the guy who did it I grew up in Weatherford I think he got ahold of some bad drugs it was a senseless act nothing was even stolen its disturbing to me
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
Wow! Thanks for sharing that. Sad that he took a life for no reason and now will basically loose his own life because of it.
Braxton Anders
Braxton Anders
It's sad he Dont even realize he done it that's the sad part he was never in trouble before always kept up in school Im shocked it happened especially to someone who was doing nothing wrong except working
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
You mean he didn't realize he shot someone that night?
Jack Curles
Jack Curles
So he claims
Bryant Vines
Bryant Vines
I kill him fuck him this country getting fed up ....
Bryant Vines
Bryant Vines
I say kill him don't feed him in jail for 20 years
Duane Henry
Duane Henry
Justice will be served. I grew up in springtown. Drugs is a huge problem in Parker County.
Max Shepherd
Max Shepherd
This is sad man drivers are going to start arming them selfs just to do a job for this country and now we getting killed or robed bullshit sorry for the language
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
They caught the guy today. I live not too far from where the driver was killed
Roger Wright
Roger Wright
Very sad, hope groendyke, and others will refuse to deliver fuel to that qt. Maybe then they will pay better attention to what goes on on the property.
Duane Henry
Duane Henry
I live here Groendyke is a really good company that really does care for there drivers. Suspect is caught and has been arrested. This is sad.
Richard Rogers
Richard Rogers
This why I would never deliver fuel late nights in stations that are closed . Easy target no way
Michael Harahuc
Michael Harahuc
The station was open it was a 24 place the clerk heard the gunshot and saw the driver through the window
Richard Rogers
Richard Rogers
I guess you didn't read the last part of the article.
Dave Courtney
Dave Courtney
And nobody heard or saw anything...brain dead deaf and dumb...WTF?
Chris Bailey
Chris Bailey
the 23 year old as hole was arrested today
Chas Mistretta
Chas Mistretta
Prayers to the Family, and Working Family.
Frank Young
Frank Young
What is this world coming to
Jermaine Maine Blount
Jermaine Maine Blount
They've made an arrest
Joshua Smiley Contreras
Joshua Smiley Contreras
They made an arrest https://www.facebook.com/wfaachannel8/posts/10152898824866545
Mondo Messi Cardona
Mondo Messi Cardona
Shame...prayers ...I keep my pistol close by just incase
Scott Nina Clark
Scott Nina Clark
That's just sad.prayers to the family and friends.
Bryant Vines
Bryant Vines
They need to kill the peace of shit don't feed the mother fucker for 10 years and let him out on parole a man working was killed an eye for an eye an the bull shit will stop.....
Cw Sellers
Cw Sellers
Scott Wenger Scott Dreyer
Scott Wenger
Scott Wenger
Saw this last week not good
Cw Sellers
Cw Sellers
Just retarded !!