John Carl LaBella
1949 - 2002

From the WTIC Alumni page:

John Carl LaBella: Memories 96.7 (KMEO) morning drive host John LaBella was killed Monday morning (March 4, 2002) in a freak accident on Interstate 30 in Dallas. A truck traveling westbound was in the middle lane of I-30 when part of a forklift assembly it was carrying caught the top of the Fort Worth Avenue Bridge, Dallas police Lt. John Branton said. The forklift assembly was ripped off and struck LaBella’'s eastbound vehicle, killing him, Branton said.

LaBella had been a morning drive radio fixture in Dallas/Fort Worth for more than 20 years. He hosted a morning music show at WTIC AM from the mid-1980s to 1991 and had worked at several Dallas-area stations before joining KMEO when that station went on the air in 1998.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.