AUSTIN, Minn. - A local woman's Tik Tok video has gone viral. Ashley Clark posted a video a few days ago from her father's hospital room. Her dad, David Slindee, has been battling cancer since 2019
“My dad's final wish was to have a trucker procession at his funeral - that’s the way he wanted to go out," said Clark.
Slindee had been a trucker for 30 plus years. Clark took to social media to share her truckin' father's last wish.
"Tik Tok was just a cool distraction at first,” said Clark. “I’ve seen things happen on tik tok all the time - miracles. "
The video has been viewed half a million times. Trucker and long-time friend Joe Heck says one reason the video went viral is that truckers look out for each other.
“It gets in your head; it gets in your blood,” said Heck. “It's a lifestyle. His last wish was to be that cargo going to the next level. It's kind of a touching thing, I guess. It’s an honor thing sending him out with dignity in the industry."
The trucker procession starts at 11 am in Austin. The route begins at Highway 218 North just North I-90 (stoplight by Applebee’s). The route will be taking I-90 east to 218 South turning left on County Road 5 then right on 610th Ave then go West on 110th back to Highway 218 South to the Church in Lyle.