Truck drivers across nation show support for 5 yr. old killed in fire

Truck drivers across nation show support for 5 yr. old killed in fire

MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) - A devastating fire that took the life of 5-year-old Levi Case and his Uncle Mitchell Kyle has drawn national and even worldwide attention.

Many family and friends know Levi loved semi-trucks and wanted to be a truck driver like his dad.

So, truck drivers across the nation are posting photos with #LightUpforLevi to show their respects and support for Levi and his family.

Local truck drivers will form a convoy of more than 30 semis that will drive past Levi's home on Saturday along with the Bremen Fire Department.

Once word got out about the event, more and more truck drivers reached out, even ones that didn't know Levi or his family.

Tony Slinker, a coworker of Levi's Dad heard Levi's story and knew he wanted to help.

"I just felt we need to do something. I had no idea it would get this big, you know?" Slinker told 14 News. "I thought we would just gather up a few trucks at the home and drive by the house to do a convoy in honor of Levi."

Levi's mom told us she has received messages from truck drivers as far away as Australia.

She said she and her family are grateful for all of the support, and she is amazed at the impact her little boy had on the world.

Copyright 2018 WFIE. All rights reserved.