Driver named Highway Angel for helping couple at roadside

Kool Pak company driver Mike Mozley has been named a Highway Angel for helping a couple attach chains to their car at roadside, the Alexandria, Va.-based Truckload Carriers Association said.

Near lunchtime in January, Mozley saw the stranded husband and wife attempting to put chains on their Cadillac on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon before they entered California. The couple were en route to the funeral of the husband’s mother, who had died only the previous day. The motorist had been working on the chains for nearly 20 minutes before Mozley stopped and got the chains on the car, says TCA publicist Deborah Sparks.

The couple later sent a letter to Kool Pak, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., thanking Mozley of offering “his assistance in a true time of need.”

“I could see that he was really struggling,” says Mozley. “I had already pulled over to do my own chains, so it was no extra effort to do his at the same time. I’m glad I could help.”

For his efforts, Mozley received a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate and patch. His carrier received a certificate acknowledging that one of its drivers is a Highway Angel.

For details on the Highway Angel program, visit Truckload Carriers Association.