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Trucker who comforted dying fellow driver named Highway Angel of the Year

John Weston came up on a two-truck crash, stopped and found the driver of the second truck trapped in his seat and unable to move. Weston comforted the driver for more than a half hour by placing his hand on the driver's head until the driver passed away.

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Eight truckers named Highway Angels for heroic acts while on-duty

Drivers were recognized for a variety of acts, including extinguishing vehicle fires to save crash victims, helping a driver who had gone unconscious in the middle of an interstate, comforting an injured driver in his last moments before passing away and more.

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CFI driver recognized for helping fellow driver who had stroke, fell out of truck

Efferson saw a driver on the ground under a truck, ran over to see if the driver was still alive and found him conscious. At this point, she stayed by the man’s side to keep him calm until medics arrived. She soon learned the man had suffered a stroke, which caused him to fall out of his truck.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for helping fellow trucker injured in crash

Elkhart, Ind.-based trucker Dave Begley stopped to help a fellow trucker who had crashed into the woods off of I-80 in Pennsylvania.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for performing CPR on fellow driver

Chris Lemaire witnessed another trucker collapse in a truck stop and began performing CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.

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Driver honored for pulling motorist away from burning pickup truck

Parada then grabbed the driver and pulled him away from the pickup, just before it exploded. The driver of the pickup sustained burns to his knees, feet and arms.

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Trucker recognized for helping fellow driver hit by vehicle

Bison Transport driver Ajay Toor stopped his rig to help a fellow trucker who had been hit by a car.

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Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year for rescuing another truck driver from rising flood waters last April in Houston.

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Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Once on the side of the road, David ran down the dump truck on foot, opened the door and set the brakes. When the dump truck stopped, he checked on the driver, who was not breathing.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for helping heart attack victim

While talking with the 911 operator, Brian O'Leary unbuckled the man and pulled him from the truck onto the ground, then performed CPR for more than four minutes.

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