Fans in North Texas got the chance to meet Darrell Ward yesterday. Sadly those fans in Dallas were the last ones to see him alive. 

If you have not seen the show 'Ice Road Truckers' on History channel, it's pretty badass. It follows these truckers who drive heavy machinery equipment over this highway made of ice in Canada and Alaska. One of those drivers was Darrell Ward. This past Sunday he had a meet and greet at a truck show in Dallas.

After the show, Darrel was flying a single-engine plane up to Montana. The plane crashed on approach just outside of Rock Creek. Ironically and sadly Darrel was flying up to Montana to film a pilot about the recovery of plane wrecks. He was 52 years old.

The family said, "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief. His manager and best friend M. Bob Stanton and long time friend Chuck Campbell are expected to make a lengthier statement shortly."