Trucker Named TCA Highway Angel for Helping Stranded Mother Stuck in Highway Lane

10/10/2023
Alexandria, Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named truck driver Keith Rahn, of Radford, VA, a TCA Highway Angel for helping a mother with her three children stranded in a car on the highway. Rahn drives for WEL Companies out of De Pere, WI. This is the second TCA Highway Angel Award for Rahn in the past few months.

It’s an incredible story: On Sept. 29, 2023 around 9:20 p.m., Rahn was driving in dense fog in the right lane of I-80 eastbound. He noticed a car stranded in his lane ahead of him.

“Thankfully I saw her,” Rahn said. “She was actually in traffic, had lost power, and she didn’t have power even for the lights on her car. She was dead stopped.”

According to the TCA Highway Angel nomination form submitted by the woman in the car, Jessica Lynn Daniels, she was traveling with her two infants and 7-year-old in the car and was frantically trying to seek a solution or get the attention of other passing motorists. She did not have a phone with her.

“Thankfully he was observant in the heavy fog and was able to stop and help push my car off the roadway and onto the shoulder before I was struck by another car,” Daniels wrote about Rahn. “Nobody was stopping until this driver came and helped. He gave me all of his information, called the Ohio State

Troopers and stayed with me until they arrived to assist. I really am grateful for this driver and I am sure that he saved our lives. GOD BLESS him.”

Since the TCA Highway Angels program’s inception in August 1997, nearly 1,300 professional truck drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage displayed while on the job. Thanks to the program’s presenting sponsor, EpicVue, and supporting sponsor, DriverFacts, TCA is able to showcase outstanding drivers like Rahn.

The TCA Highway Angels website can be accessed at https://www.truckload.org/highway-angel/.