Goodyear’s Highway Hero Award


A Houston County truck driver has received a national life-saving award.

Doug Crawford of Ashford was hauling freight on Interstate 85 near Atlanta in August of last year when he saw two 18 wheelers collide and burst into flames.

Doug stopped his rig and risked his own life to pull one of the truckers to safety.

Doug and three other finalists for Goodyear’s Highway Hero Award got an all-expense paid trip to Louisville, Kentucky where Doug was presented with his award.

Doug also received a $10,000 savings bond and a specially designed "Highway Hero" ring.