Driver posthumously named TCA Highway Angel
The Truckload Carriers Association has learned of a professional truck driver who was killed while attempting to help an accident victim and has bestowed Highway Angel status upon the late Raul C. Perez Jr. of Lancaster, Texas, who drove for Aquatic Trucking.
On Feb. 12, 33-year-old Perez was headed westbound on Interstate 20 near Clyde, Texas, and saw an accident. He walked to the vehicle to check on its occupants. As he was returning to his truck, an older woman driving west struck the disabled vehicle, and then hit Perez. The driver was taken to the hospital, but did not survive.
To recognize Perez for his actions, TCA has sent a Highway Angel certificate, lapel pin and patch to Greg Sechrist, Aquatic’s transportation supervisor, who will present them to Perez’s wife and children. The organization also mailed Sechrist a certificate that can be hung at Aquatic Trucking’s office acknowledging Perez’s efforts.