missing trucker has been found after spending two days
sick in his truck, unable to regain his senses enough to
trucker Harold Webb fell ill in his company truck alongside
Interstate 75 in Adel, GA, shortly after calling his carrier
at 4 p.m. April 15. He had not traveled far from Valdosta,
GA, where he had just picked up a load of cooking oil headed
for Winston-Salem, NC.
Gearhart and Deborah Clack of Strictly Service Transport
in Supply, NC, were happy to hear from the company driver,
who had been missing for two days. Knowing Webb, a resident
of Spring Hope, NC, as a stable, reliable driver, they
had feared the worst – a heart attack or stroke, or some
other mortal fate.
had called every county between Valdosta and Winston-Salem
to get help in finding their missing driver and truck.
very fortunate,” said Deborah Clack. “We were very worried
about Harold; we're glad we found him safe and sound.”
had already sent another driver to Georgia to find Webb.
When the trucker called for help, his fellow driver was
already nearby to pick him up. When Land Line talked
with the still very ill driver, he reported his wife had
already informed him she was taking him to the hospital
as soon as he returned home.
René Tankersley, feature editor
may be reached at email@example.com.