While traveling north on Highway 87 at milepost 282, a turbocharger sensor went out in our Dodge diesel pickup while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer. Within seconds, the pickup overheated and stopped.
With no power, we had no brakes and poor steering, with a deep ravine filled with melted snow water on our right. We coasted into a small turnout and slammed into a dirt embankment and sat waiting for help.
With no cell phone service available, we were totally at the mercy of the motorists driving by on Highway 87, and, bless his heart, Pine resident Gary Wendt, driving an APS pickup, stopped to assist. He knew exactly where he had to be to get cell service and made the call on our behalf to the Good Sam emergency road service. Gary went out of his way to make that call possible and we do appreciate his kindness.
Thank you, Gary Wendt.
Pine should be proud of you and others who keep an eye on motorists as they travel about the Arizona highways.
Al and Marlene Harris, Arlington, Wash.