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Goodyear Names Highway Hero at Mid America Trucking Show

(Akron/Tire Review) Last night, at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. presented Ashford, Ala., truck driver Douglas Crawford with the 23rd Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award.

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Crawford, who drives for Saia Motor Freight Lines Inc., saved the life of fellow truck driver Herman Langford of Leesburg, Ga. When a hit-and-run driver allegedly rear-ended a Roadway truck, the driver lost control and collided with Langford’s truck. Both tractors burst into flames, and Crawford pulled over to help.

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Crawford sprayed his extinguisher on the flames and found Langford conscious but unable to move. He pulled the injured driver from the burning truck and placed him in a safe area in the ditch. Moments later, the tractor exploded.

Goodyear presented Crawford with a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a Highway Hero ring.

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