Widow gives birth to daughter of trucker whose death spurred ‘right to carry’ petition

Updated Dec 2, 2014
Boeglin and his wife, Ashley. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)Boeglin and his wife, Ashley. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)

Another reminder of grave news from June — the daughter of late truck driver Michael Boeglin was born late last week, according to a report from Overdrive sister site Truckers News.

Ashley Boeglin gave birth to MacKenzie Albury Boeglin Friday morning. Ashley told local media that MacKenzie is a “spitting image” of her father.

Michael Boeglin was murdered in Detroit in June. The 31-year-old driver out of Ferdinand, Ind., was shot several times in an empty parking lot where he’d parked to wait to pick up a load at a nearby steel plant. His truck was also set on fire.

Boeglin’s death again highlighted the need for more safe parking options for truck drivers. Boeglin’s murder also sparked a petition calling for “Mike’s Law” — a “right to carry” bill that would allow truckers to legally carry guns in order to protect themselves and their loads.

No arrests have been made in Boeglin’s murder.

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