HALTOM CITY, Texas — Conservative talk radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson died after bring stuck by a train while out for a jog Tuesday.
Around 3:45 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a train versus pedestrian collision just east of the railroad crossing in the 2000 block of Carson Road. Witnesses on scene and the train crew stated that a man was jogging along the side of the railroad tracks in the same direction as the eastbound Amtrak train when he was struck by the passing train.
“It was unknown if the victim was wearing earbuds or headphones at the time of the collision, but a pair of wireless earbuds was located at the scene,” police said.
None of the passengers or crew on the train were injured.
Thompson worked for MoJo 5.0 Radio and previously for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio.
Beck told The Blaze: “Doc was one of those one-in-a million talents, who was the same on the air as off the air. But what made him truly unique was that he truly tried to serve his audience, those who were less fortunate and struggling, as well as the small entrepreneurs who were clients of his show. He truly was excited at other people’s success.”
Thompson leaves behind a wife and three children.