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A TikToker known as the 'P***ed Off Trucker' has sadly passed away just hours after posting a final video in which he said 'just get me home'.
The social media star – real name Steven Hull Raley – died in a car crash on 12 July, shortly after the clip was shared.
In an incident report cited by The Kansas City Star, the crash unfolded just after 8:00pm local time around 16 miles west of Colby, Kansas.
Authorities said Raley's 2019 Volvo semi-truck veered off the road and through a fence before continuing for a quarter of a mile, turning around and colliding into the same barrier.
The report said the TikToker was wearing a seatbelt when the incident occurred, but sadly he was pronounced dead after being rushed to the nearby Citizens Medical Center.
His fans are devastated over the news, with many flocking to his page where he'd earned a sizeable following thanks to his humorous and authentic insights into his life as a truck driver.
In his final video, Raley said that he 'doesn't care' if he's not on people's 'For You' page, adding: "All I care about is getting home on home time. That's what I care about more than anything else."
He finished by saying: "I appreciate all of you guys on TikTok. I do, y'all are good people. But if I'm not on your 'For You' page, I don't care. Just get me home."
Fans couldn't help but point out the poignancy of the message in light of the tragic news, with one writing: "This video hits different now."
"Crazy his last video is about getting home, RIP," said another, while a third added, "Oh trucker, this is a hard one. You were truly an amazing man! You’re home now, RIP."
Raley's family is now working with Truckers Final Mile – a charity designed to reunite truck drivers with their families in the event of a death – in order to fulfil his wish of coming home.
In a Facebook post shared by the organisation, they wrote: "Over the road truck driver Mr. Steven R. ('Dozer') passed away in a tractor trailer collision near Colby, Kansas. Steven was 52.
"Steven's family has asked truckersfinalmile to help get him home to near Birmingham, Alabama to be laid to rest."
Anyone wishing to contribute can do so by making a donation on this link and writing 'for Dozer' in the message space when the donation page opens.
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677