A truck driver for RM Trucking out of Hudsonville, Michigan, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for stopping and helping after a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed their car.
Melby Millirans, out of Twin Lake, Michigan, was driving north on I-75 out of Ocala, Florida, in the early morning hours when he saw an SUV ahead of him veer toward the guardrail, then swerve sharply to the right and run off the road, down a steep embankment and crash into a row of trees.
Millirans called 911 and went to the car to check on the occupants. The driver had a broken leg and an almost severed foot, and the 9-year-old girl was in the back seat had a head contusion but was conscious. Millirans kept the calm and stayed with them until the paramedics arrived on scene.
For his willingness to help, TCA presented Millirans with a certificate, patch, lapel pin and truck decals. RM Trucking also received a certificate acknowledging their driver as a Highway Angel. EpicVue sponsors the Highway Angel program.
4 CMV thanks Millirans for helping out and becoming a Highway Angel.