Darrell Ward

Inside Biography

Darrell Ward was most popularly known as an American reality television personality. He was best known as the truck driver and a television personality featured on Ice Road Truckers, starting on season 6 in 2012. He was from Montana, United States and died in a plane crash.

Ward died on August 28, 2016, in a plane crash while traveling in a single-engine Cessna 182 with pilot Mark Melotz. They were attempting to land at a nearby airstrip in Rock Creek, Montana. The plane had departed 53 minutes earlier from Missoula for Rock Creek. The NTSB concluded the cause of the accident to be "The sudden right turn on approach to landing for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation."

Early Life Of Darrell Ward

Darrell Ward was born on August 13, 1964, in Montana, United States. He was raised up by parents in Montana, United States.

Darrell was a white American and did not belong to any particular ethnicity, and his nationality was an American.

Darrell Ward's Career

Trucking life had always been an important part of Darrell's life, "from running the harvest rings with his family and grandparents, to driving trucks from Montana to Alaska."` 

Darrell Ward had 30 years of experience when he joined the cast of the popular History Channel reality television show, Ice Road Truckers. Darrell was the member of the main cast until Season 10. Prior to driving the trucks, he would help local authorizes fight forest fires.

In 2007, Ice Road Truckers followed long-haul drivers who operate trucks on crossing frozen lakes and rivers in Canada and Alaska. He was made a cast in Season 6 and quickly became a favorite fan due to his “Adrenaline Junkie “ attitude and for his big heart, as he often helped fellow truckers even his rivals.

Darrell Ward's Net Worth

Darrell was popular because of his TV show ‘Ice Road Truckers’. He earned the average amount of money from his TV personality career. His Net worth is estimated to be around $500 thousand.

Darrell Ward's Personal Life

Significance to his personal life, Darrel Ward was a married person. He was married to Gwen Ward in 2012. He was blessed with two children, Reno Ward, and Terra Ward. His daughter, Tarra is engaged to Jarrett Brooks. 

Darrell is also a grandfather. His daughter Tarra has two daughters who are granddaughters to Darrell.

Darrell organized a food drive to help the affected peoples by 2016 flooding occurred in Louisiana. He was named the grand marshal for the Truck Convoy for the Special Olympics in Canada.

Darrell was an also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing or riding dirt bikes and more, and he considered himself an “Adrenaline Junkie”.


Darrell died on August 28, 2016, in a plane crash near Montana, the United States at the age of 52.

Darrell was returning from The Great American Truck Show in Dallas when he along with his co-pilot, Mark Metz, crashed the plane near the Rock Creep airstrip. He was about to film a doc u mentary style show about the recovery of plane wrecks.

The National Transportation Security board is handling the investigation into the plane crash.

 Lisa Kelly also talked about her driving partner Darrell Ward. She was featured in the great American Trucking Show.

by ab-niranjan, 31 Mar, 2017

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