What should have been a joyous occasion for one family turned tragic in a matter of seconds.
As Michael Rogan was transporting his pregnant wife to the hospital on Friday, April 17, a deer that had been hit by another vehicle crashed into the 42-year-old's windshield.
According to the 'Wausau Daily Herald,' the Wisconsin resident sustained serious injuries in the collision, though his seven children (ages 2 to 15) and wife miraculously walked away with only minor scrapes.
Rogan leaves behind eight children. (Photo Credit: GoFundMe)
Rogan was pronounced dead just a few hours before his eighth child, named Blaise, was born. The pastor of his church, Rev. Aaron Huberfeld, told the 'Wausau Daily Herald,' "It's hard to think of a time when his kids weren't around him. His kids looked up to him in every way. He was their hero."
A GoFundMe page set up to help the family with expenses has already raised more than $360,000.
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