What happened to King and Diesel from Simon Trucking?

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  1. canadianredneck

    canadianredneck Light Load Member

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    I looooove Dick Simon. I sooooo wanted to drive for him, just never did. I was based out of Utah. I tried Kelles but never got anywhere. I didnt know about Back in Black which was King who just passed, as did Diesel. My condolences to Dick Simon and family. Loved these guys! I got into trucking because of this family. Rest in peace Dick Simon Jr and Diesel
     
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  3. Speed_Drums

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  5. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    I heard it was a traffic accident. But havent been able to confirm that.
     
  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I remember in 2000 or 2001 all of those Dick Simon Fld's delivering to the Food Lion warehouse in Salisbury NC
     
  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    2001 is when one of their disgruntled driver drove his truck up the steps of the state capital building in California. Truck and driver burned up. That was the beginning of the end for Dick Simon.
     
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  8. niners77

    niners77 Light Load Member

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    I don't have a confirmation either, but I am 99% sure that it was not a traffic accident. Very tragic for the family, and I wish them the best.
     
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  9. niners77

    niners77 Light Load Member

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    Simon Transport is owned by Lyn (Dick's son) and Helen (Lyn's wife) Simon. Great family.
     
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  10. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    I had forgotten all about that! 16 million in damage. They had no barricades. What different world we live in now.

    Truck Driver in Capitol Crash Had History of Mental Illness, Violence
     
  11. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

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    Found some pictures on Facebook.

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