Go Fund Me campaign to help family of fallen truckie
THE family of truckie Steven Brumpton have launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money after the fatal crash at North Lakes on Tuesday took his life.
The family man was travelling to work at 2.30am when his B-Double overturned on the Bruce Highway on-ramp at North Lakes.
So far $2,745 has been raised with a goal of $10,000 to help pay for his funeral and assist with raising his son.
The family of the fallen truckie are encouraging drivers to beep and flash their lights at the North Lakes exit on the Bruce Highway as a tribute.
"His family, son, friends, trucking and bike community are really struggling with this terrible news," Rachael Brumpton said on the Go Fund Me page.
"Steven has grown up around trucks his whole life taking after his father's profession and loved nothing more than to be in the truck and out on the road looking out the window.
"Now we are asking everyone to please share this campaign in the hopes to raise funds to go to his parents to help pay for his funeral and also to assist in raising his son."
Tributes have flowed in from fellow truckies, family members and friends who are mourning the loss of Steven.
So far the page has been shared 1,300 times and 56 donations have come in.
The Outkast Ute Club is also organising a cruise this weekend after the Toogoolawa Ute Show to raise money, asking all of their members to donate $10.
The cruise will kick off at 2pm from the Show, heading through Esk and down to Brisbane, eventually landing at Westfield North Lakes where the Steven's family will be presented with the money raised.
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