KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – A Kinston mother wants answers after her son was gunned down in a Nashville, Tennessee truck stop earlier this week.
David White was found dead inside his tractor-trailer Monday at the Love’s Travel Stop off I-24.
Metro Nashville police said a truck stop employee found the body after White’s company could not reach him and asked someone to do a welfare check.
At this point, police have not made any arrests in the man’s murder.
The 37-year-old was last seen getting food from the truck stop around 7:20 p.m. Sunday.
Rosemary White told WITN this morning that she is heartbroken by her son’s death.
“He’s an awesome son,” said the mother. “He was a loving son. He loved his mom, he wanted to do for his mom. Ma he said, I wanna get a new car for your birthday but he’s not here now because someone decided to try to break in to try to just kill them and it hurts.”
White says David was one of seven children. She said his older brother drowned at the age of 12 trying to save David’s life after he fell into a river 27 years ago.
The family hopes to be able to bring his body back to Kinston and has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with those expenses.
White worked for KA Logistics, Inc., an Indiana-based trucking firm.
“David was not just a member of the KA Logistics Inc. team; he was a dedicated professional, a reliable colleague, and a friend to many within our organization,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “His unwavering commitment to his responsibilities and his positive demeanor left a lasting impact on those who had the privilege of working alongside him.”