Michael “Doc” Thompson, a conservative radio personality who worked for The Blaze, was killed on Tuesday evening in a horrific jogging accident. According to a report from CBS News, Thompson was struck by a train in Haltom City, Texas. Thompson was 49 years old.
Thompson was struck by an Amtrak train. None of the 34 passengers on the train were injured in the accident.
“Doc was one of those one-in-a million talents, who was the same on the air as off the air,” Blaze Media host Glenn Beck said in a statement to The Blaze. “But what made him truly unique was that he truly tried to serve his audience, those who were less fortunate and struggling, as well as the small entrepreneurs who were clients of his show. He truly was excited at other people’s success.”
Witnesses say that Thompson was not on the tracks at the time he was hit, but he was close enough for the Amtrak train to make contact.
Thompson is survived by his wife Yuna and three children, Tiger, Cubby, and Wythe.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to benefit Thompson’s family.
It comes with a heavy heart, that we announce the passing of our good friend Michael “Doc” Thompson. Doc loved his job as a radio talk show host, and he was a great husband and father. This page is to raise funds for expenses and the needs of the family. Doc leaves behind his wife, Yuna, and his three children Tiger, Cubby, and Wythe. The Mojo5.0 family mourns this loss and appreciates your generosity. We ask that you please respect the families privacy at sensitive time.
All of the information we know about Thompson’s passing can be seen below.
Michael “Doc” Thompson Cause Of Death: Struck By Train
Thompson was killed after being struck by an Amtrak train on Tuesday, February 5. Thompson was not on the track at the time, but he was close enough to be struck. It is believed that Thompson was jogging or walking along the tracks at the time of the tragic accident and earbuds were found nearby.
“All individuals should exercise caution around railroad tracks and crossings,” an Amtrak spokesperson said in a statement, via the Star-Telegram. “Amtrak continues to work closely with Operation Lifesaver (OLI) to communicate the dangers of grade crossings. Each year, about 2,000 people are killed or injured in grade crossing and trespassing incidents nationwide.”
Our deepest condolences are with Thompson’s family and friends during this difficult time.