"We talked every day;" Community devastated over the loss of Rustburg man
FAIRFAX Co., Va. (WSET) -- A Rustburg truck driver is dead after Fairfax County police said he was electrocuted by power lines Thursday morning.
Fairfax County Police say their officers and medics were called to the area of Mordor Drive and Furnace Road at around 6 a.m. March 15 where they found 47-year-old Bobby Blevins Jr. unconscious.
Officers say that while medical personnel looked over Blevins, they saw that the metal arm on the extended cover of his truck was touching the power lines.
He had worked for Thompson Trucking out of Concord for 10 years.
Blevins was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The Rustburg community said they are devastated over the news.
"We talked every day," said one of his best friends, Roger Wright.
"He usually calls me every morning at 3:30," said Paul Patterson, another close friend of Blevins'. "We talk. I mean if he's down I pick him up. If I'm down he picks me up."
Patterson said he called Blevins at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, but got no answer.
"And then one of his coworkers called me and said he had had an accident," Patterson added.
Police said they aren't sure why he was pulled over on the road and why he may have tried to raise the extended truck cover.
"He's not a me person, he's a 'are you okay, you know, what can I do for you?'" said Patterson.
"He was a funny, crazy guy. Like I said he would make anybody laugh. I don't care who it was," Wright added.
He was a father, grandfather, husband, brother, and friend to many.
They say they'll get through this together.
And even though Patterson didn't get to talk to Blevins like he always did each morning, he knows what he would say to him now: "I love you, love him, like a brother."
A post about how great of a guy Blevins is has been circulating around Facebook as well. 'Luke the Little but Mighty' put a post saying that he was a part of a motorcycle club that came together for a benefit for little Luke last August.
Luke was pulled from a koi pond last March and was rescuciated after being dead for more than 10 minutes.
Blevins never met Luke, but he put his motorcycle up for auction to sell it at the benefit and donate the profits for Luke to get the threapy he needed.
"Please lift the Blevins family, and his amazing friends and motorcycle club brothers and sisters in your prayers tonight," the post read.
Thompson Trucking said Blevins was a great worker and will be sorely missed.
The incident is under investigation, and the company said they won't be able to comment on that.