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"Sometimes I just think I'm going to wake up from this nightmare and I'm going to realize that it was just a bad dream and I so wish that would happen," said Laurie Delk, Bryan's wife of almost 20 years. "We had a great marriage. I loved him."
Saturday morning Bryan was driving a FedEx van on I-24 near Murfreesboro when he crashed in bad weather.
"It was snowing turning to ice so quick," Laurie Delk said.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Delk slid into the back of a truck that had slowed down in front of him trying to avoid a crash.
"The whole front end got squashed into him, they said to the passenger side," Laurie Delk said.
Bryan Delk died from his injuries just five days after celebrating his 41st birthday.
Now the Jeep in which Delk loved to drive his kids around sits still in front of the family's home in Columbia. To fill the silence, Laurie reached out to friends on Facebook.
"I posted on my page asking people, if you knew him, if you have any stories or neat things, please tell me," Laurie Delk said.
She was flooded with notes from friends and even complete strangers with stories about how Bryan made their lives just a little brighter. She has enough entries to start a journal.
"I don't know what I'll do with it," Laurie Delk said. "Someday so I can read it over and over."
Funeral services are scheduled for this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia.
You can watch Fox 17's complete interview with Laurie Delk on the Raw News section of this website
Tuesday, February 5 2013, 12:02 AM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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