MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama truck driver was named a Highway Angel for his efforts in searching for a missing baby after the mother’s car crashed into a creek in August.

The Truckload Carriers Association said in a news release Wednesday that Steve Elliott of Phenix City was driving on his way to Mobile when he noticed a bloodied and distressed woman alongside Interstate 65. The woman told Elliott that her baby was missing, prompting Elliott to dive into the woman’s partially submerged vehicle to search for her baby.

The association says the woman was in shock and later realized that the baby was at home and hadn’t been inside the car.

Elliott, a driver for Charlotte, North Carolina-based RCT was awarded a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decal by the association.

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