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Mother Searches for Trucker who Tried to Save her Daughter

April 28, 2017

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The late Dorothy Marko Photo courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association
The late Dorothy Marko Photo courtesy of Truckload Carriers Association

The tragic death of a young woman in Oklahoma has led a grieving mother to search for a truck driver who stopped to try and save her daughter.

Dorothy Marko, 25-years old, sustained fatal injuries when she swerved off of Highway 70 near Soper, Okla., at 5 am on April 23. She crashed into a tree, causing her truck to burst into flames. A lone truck driver stopped to help her as other motorists slowed down only to take pictures of the crash scene.

The driver helped her escape through the back of her vehicle as her clothes were burning off of her body, and comforted her by the side of the road as she fell unconscious. When emergency personnel arrived, she was airlifted to a hospital in McKinney, Texas, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The young woman's mother, Brenda Marko, is now trying to find the truck driver to thank him for trying to save Dorothy and for comforting her in her final conscious moments. She is asking anyone with information on who the driver might be to contact the Truckload Carriers Association at 703-838-1950 or email [email protected].

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