A former host with Glenn Beck’s online talk show lineup died recently after he was struck by a train in North Texas while jogging alongside railroad tracks.
Michael “Doc” Thompson, 49, worked for Beck’s The Blaze website and before that for WRVA-AM in Richmond, Virginia. Thompson previously worked at WLW in Cincinnati and was married to Yuna Lee, a former WHIO-TV reporter and anchor.
Police in Haltom City, adjacent to Fort Worth, say wireless earbuds were found and Thompson may not have heard the Amtrak train as he jogged in the same direction of the train Tuesday.
Ron Phillips, an owner along with Thompson and others in the Mojo 5.0 Radio website , said Wednesday that he worked with the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office to identify Thompson.
Phillips says Thompson was struck less than a mile from the Mojo 5.0 offices in Haltom City.
MoJo 5.0 Radio created a GoFundme.com campaign for Lee and her children on Facebook and Twitter.
The fundraiser’s description reads:
“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.”