trucker reported missing earlier this week has been found alive
Stephen was last heard from when he called his brother Saturday
evening from Wells, NV, and said he was not feeling well. He was
not heard from again until Wednesday, June 25.
daughter, OOIDA member Shari Cawrse, said “The Highway Patrol found
him and informed him that we were looking for him.”
to his daughter, Stephen had injured himself while working on his
reefer. After seeing a doctor, he pulled over his rig, went on pain
medication and became disoriented. His rig was parked in an area
where he could neither make or receive calls on his cell phone,
preventing his family from making contact. Cawrse said the patrol
told her he was unaware of how long he had been parked.
61, was making a run back from Washington state to Flagstaff, AZ,
over the weekend. The Phoenix-based trucker, who operates under
his own authority, was due at the drop-off point Sunday night, but
the receiver did not hear from him either Sunday or Monday.
was found not far from Wells.
Mark H. Reddig, associate editor
Reddig can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.