TCA names Ohio driver Highway Angel

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The Truckload Carriers Association has named Danny Wallen of Conover, Ohio, a Highway Angel for risking his life to save a family involved in a critical automobile accident.

Wallen was traveling southbound on Interstate 65 outside Nashville, Tenn., when an SUV ahead of him swerved to avoid a car stalled in the traveling lane. Wallen saw a second SUV traveling at about 70-75 mph strike the rear end of the automobile and send it spinning across the highway into the median, where it burst into flames.

Wallen parked his rig, grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to the burning vehicle. He and another motorist dragged the male driver from the vehicle, and then Wallen returned to assist the driver’s wife.

Wallen received a Highway Angel lapel pin, a certificate and a patch for his efforts. To nominate a driver for the program, go here.