CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – An Army Ranger was at the right place at the right time to help a driver in need Friday after his tractor trailer went off road on Interstate 85.
“I threw on my shoes really quick jumped out and I wanted to run over there and make sure the driver was okay,” Alexei Newell said.
Newell has been an Army Ranger since 2014 and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after his last deployment.
Newell was driving from North Carolina to Georgia after seeing a doctor who is treating him. Newell stopped to help because he knew his military training could be the difference between life and death for the driver.
The S.C. Highway Patrol says the driver is Winston Wilson of Loganville, Georgia. Wilson was headed north when the truck malfunctioned and he lost control. The truck went through a median, crossed into the southbound lane and hit …