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One tragedy averted, another that could have been

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Updated Jul 21, 2018

It had been a routine day for Brad Wenneberg and his friend, Mark Olsen, driving separate trucks for L.W. Miller Transportation.

The temperature that afternoon, June 9, was over 100 degrees on I-15 in Nevada, but it was about to get a lot hotter when they stopped to help an older couple who motor home had caught fire.

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What’s not in the video are Wenneberg’s thoughts about how a simple act of assistance could’ve made a world of difference for the retired couple who owned the motor home.

“If we would’ve had two trucks stop and help us with fire extinguishers, we could’ve got that thing out and saved that old couple’s RV,” he said. The couple “had just sold their house and everything they had, and they bought that RV and that’s what they were going to live in the rest of their lives.”

“It’s a shame that we’re all so busy we can’t stop and help one another out,” Wenneberg said. “If just one or two would lend a helping hand across America, we could do wonderful things.”

Wenneberg and Olsen were named Highway Angels by the Truckload Carriers Association for their actions.

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