“Ice Road Truckers” star Darrell Ward died in a plane crash Sunday, a rep for the show, He was 52.
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of Darrell Ward, a beloved member of the HISTORY family. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”
According to Ward’s Facebook page, the reality star was headed back to Missoula, Montana, after meeting with fans at The Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas.
Ward was set to begin filming a pilot for a new documentary-style TV show about plane wreck recoveries. Ward and his co-pilot died.
“An investigation is ongoing and more information will be made available at a later time as the National Transportation Safety Board will be handling they investigation,” a statement on his Facebook page said. “[The] things Darrell loved most were his family including his kids and grand-kids & trucking.”