Dad Dies in Crash While Driving Laboring Wife to Hospital to Deliver 8th Child

A community is in mourning after a father of eight tragically died on the day his eighth child was born. Michael Rogan was driving his wife, Niki, to the hospital as she went into labor when a deer flew through his van's window and killed him. Their seven other children were also in the vehicle.


Rogan, who lived in Wisconsin, and had served in the Marines, just happened to be driving near another car that hit the deer. The deer then flew into Rogan's van's window.

The family was rushed to a hospital -- where Niki gave birth and Rogan was pronounced dead. Ugh, I can't imagine what this poor woman is going through. To give birth to your baby just as your husband dies! How do you make sense of such a tragedy?

The family reportedly ran an organic farm, and friends and family have stepped up to the plate to help run the business. An online fund has also raised over $300,000 to help support the family, who will now be without a father.

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Niki gave birth to a healthy baby boy, whom she named Blaise.

There are really no words here for how random and tragic this is. It's one of those things that really makes you question everything. Hopefully the family has plenty of support from the community at this most awful time.


Image via Fund for Widowed New Mother of 8/GoFundMe

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