Georgia-based, Charles Ingram, a six-year veteran driver for FedEx Ground, was honored as the 20th Goodyear Highway Hero for risking his life to rescue two passengers trapped in a burning car.
He received a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond from Goodyear at a presentation ceremony during the Mid-America Trucking Show. “This isn't something you think about,” he said. “You just see a bad scene like that and you do what you think needs to be done.”
Other finalists included Anthony Gouverneur of Evansville, IN, for saving the life of a motorist by pulling her from a burning vehicle; Ron Lantz of Ludlow, KY, for identifying and helping authorities to apprehend the suspected Washington D.C. snipers; and Sebastian Lisitano of Winter Park, FL, for lifting a burning vehicle to enable another motorist to pull the trapped driver free.
For 20 years, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been recognizing professional truck drivers for the good deeds they perform along the highways of North America.
To learn more about the program or to nominate someone as a Highway Hero, go to www.highwayhero.net, or call the Goodyear Highway Hero hotline at 330-796-8183.