Father of 7 children killed by deer on the way to hospital with pregnant wifeBy Mason White 5:05 PM April 22, 2015
|The Rogan family|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man died in a freak accident on the way to the hospital for the birth of his 8th child.
The father died when a deer crashed through the windshield of the family car while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital for the birth of their 8th child.
The accident occurred when the deer was hit by another vehicle and thrown into the windshield of the van driven by 42-year-old Michael Rogan.
Rogan, a former Marine, died early Friday, after the crash near the city of Cleveland, Wisconsin.
His wife, Niki, and their seven children aged between 2 and 15 who were also in the car, suffered minor injuries.
Rogan was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Marshfield.
After the deer hit their car, Niki managed to steer the van to the side of the road. Niki was taken to the hospital, where she gave birth to a baby boy named Blaise.
Friends establish a GoFundMe account to help the family in order to cover funeral expenses. They originally wanted to collect donations of $5,000. However, within 4 days, they have raised over $350,000.
Niki home schools her children and the money will allow her to continue doing so. She will also replace the van and cover the family’s medical expenses.