Trucker Named Highway Angel for Rescuing A Woman, Man, Child & 5 Dogs From Crash

07/10/2023
Alexandria, Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named truck driver Michael Rohn from Griggsville, IL, a Highway Angel for stopping to help the passengers of a van that crashed in front of him on the road. Rohn drives for Angie’s Transportation out of St. Louis, MO.

It’s an incredible story: On June 3, 2023, around 9:30 a.m., Rohn was traveling on Interstate 40 in Bowie, AZ, when he witnessed a van in front of him blow a tire and start rolling.

“I stopped and when I got there, the driver was a little dazed and confused,” Rohn said. “We got her out, but another passenger was trapped, and they had a child that we pulled through the window.”

Rohn tended to the injured passenger trapped inside the vehicle, keeping him calm, until first responders arrived. Then, Rohn helped the first responders remove the male passenger from that van. He said there were also five dogs in the vehicle, each of which got out of the vehicle safely.

“If it was me, I’d want somebody to help me,” Rohn said, as to why he went to such lengths to assist the crash victims.

Since the 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 Mr. Rohn.