'Senseless act of violence': Driver shot and killed at Nashville truck stop

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Police released this photo of a semi turned crime scene after the "senseless" killing of driver David White.
Metro Nashville PD

A young truck driver was shot and killed near the East Nashville, Tennessee, Love's over the weekend, and Metro Nashville Police Department detectives are seeking information to help find the killer. 

"Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of truck driver David White, 37, of NC, who was found today dead in his rig. It was parked on Lucas Ln adjacent to Love's Travel Stop in East Nashville. He was last seen buying food at Love's at 7:20 p.m. Sun," the police wrote on Twitter. 

Police asked "anyone with information about this case" to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. "Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a $5k cash reward."

The driver's employer, KA Logistics -- a Bolingbrook, Illinois-based fleet with some 80 drivers hauling general freight -- sent us this statement mourning the driver's loss of life to a "senseless act of violence." 

The statement from KA's safety team in full below: 

It is with deep sorrow that we share the heartbreaking news of the tragic incident that occurred on January 7th, 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee. Our valued driver, David White, lost his life in a senseless act of violence.

David was not just a member of the KA Logistics Inc. team; he was a dedicated professional, a reliable colleague, and a friend to many within our organization. His unwavering commitment to his responsibilities and his positive demeanor left a lasting impact on those who had the privilege of working alongside him.

As we mourn the loss of David, our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family, friends, and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. We understand that no words can fully alleviate the pain and grief they are experiencing, but we extend our heartfelt condolences and offer our support in any way that may be needed.

We are working closely with local authorities to ensure a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this tragic event. The safety and well-being of our employees have always been a top priority for KA Logistics Inc., and we will continue to take every measure to enhance security and support our team members.

As we reflect on the loss of our dear colleague, let us remember David for the positive energy he brought to our workplace and the warmth he shared with everyone around him.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this profoundly difficult time.