Professional Truck Driver Earns Highway Angel Wings


Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company’s Chris Lemaire performs CPR on collapsed driver

Alexandria, Virginia:
Chris Lemaire, of Erath, Louisiana, a professional truck driver for Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company of Caseyville, Illinois, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for performing CPR on a fellow driver who collapsed.
On February 22, Chris was at a Pilot Travel Center in Cartersville, Georgia. Another driver mentioned to him that he felt clammy and unwell. Without hesitation, Chris checked the drivers’ blood pressure and advised him to call 911. Soon thereafter, the driver collapsed. Chris sprang into action, propping the driver’s head up, and began performing CPR. As a certified first responder, and with a previous career in law enforcement, helping this other human came second nature to Chris. The paramedics soon arrived to provide medical care.
For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Chris with a certificate, patches, lapel pins, and truck decals. Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company also received a certificate acknowledging Chris Lemaire as a Highway Angel.
EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.