Thompson, 49, was killed by a Amtrak train while jogging in Haltom City, Texas, on Tuesday, according to news reports and his employer, Mojo 5.0.
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Raised in Ashtabula, Thompson was a longtime conservative radio show personality. He formerly worked at WRVA in Richmond, Va., and WLW in Cincinnati.
Lee worked at WHIO from 2011 until 2014. She is currently the sunrise anchor and reporter at 40/29 News in Fayetteville, Ark.
Her complete statement:
“Friends, Thank you so much for your continued prayers, love, and support during this incredibly difficult time. My 40.29 work family and community have shown me so much love, and we are so grateful.
I am having a hard time processing all of this and coming up with words, but I am so thankful for the love you have shown Mike and our boys.
We will take all the love and prayers we can get. Once I can come up with more words, I will share them with you. For now, thank you so so much, sweet sweet friends.”
As of the writing of this story, more than $100,000 has been raised via a GoFundMe campaign to support Lee and Thompson's three children.
Married in 2012, the couple share two young boys. He had a child from a prior relationship.
The Dallas Morning News says witnesses and the train's crew saw Thompson jogging along the track before the passing train hit him at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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According to an article on 40.29’s website, Thompson lived in the Fayetteville area with his wife and sons, commuting to Dallas to host his show, "Doc Thompson's Daily MoJo 5.0.” He launched that talk show after leaving The Blaze Radio Network about a year ago.
Lee developed a loyal following during her time in Dayton.
Voltzy’s Root Beer Stand in Moraine named a hamburger in her honor.
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Dayton-area fans, friends and colleagues left expressions of support on Cox Media Group Ohio’s Facebook pages :