2 die when their car hits log truck of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ star

Updated Jan 13, 2019

Todd Dewey, who was one of the stars of the History reality show Ice Road Truckers was involved in a collision in which two people died Thursday morning.

Todd Dewey appeared in five seasons of “Ice Road Truckers” (History photo)Todd Dewey appeared in five seasons of “Ice Road Truckers” (History photo)

The Penninsula Daily News reports two people died when their 1996 Saturn crossed the centerline of U.S. 101 near Shelton, Washington and struck the front of the 2008 Kenworth logging truck Dewey was driving.

Killed were Stephen John Jacobson, 65, and a 64-year-old female passenger; she was not identified pending notification of family. Both were from Bremerton, Washington.

Dewey was uninjured in the collision that occurred at about 5:30 a.m.

Dewey posted this on his Facebook page today about 3:45 p.m. Eastern time:

Thank you everyone for the prayers and kind messages, yes I was in a head-on collision yesterday! I’m so emotionally sick that 2 people perished and there was nothing I could do to prevent it😥 I’m very shookin (sic) up and very sore, but ok! But very sad! Please understand if I don’t answer you all back! #pleasedrivesafe #donttexanddrive and always drive sober!

The accident remains under investigation.

Dewey appeared in five seasons of Ice Road Truckers, joining in season seven, which aired in 2014. He also appeared in one season of Ax Men, another History reality show about loggers in the Pacific Northwest.

The 44-year-old Dewey is also a favorite of fans at Truckfest, the trucking shows held in the United Kingdom.