Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Honors Hero Truck Driver from Springerton

Apr 27, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing truck driver Caleb Lydick of Springerton, who earlier this month came to the aid of a motorist being shot at on Interstate 70 in Missouri.
"After the victim’s vehicle came to a stop, two tractor-trailer drivers parked their trucks around the van to shield it from additional gun fire. I later learned that Caleb Lydick, of Springerton, Illinois, was one of the courageous drivers who placed himself, and his truck, in harm’s way to protect the disabled van," Shimkus noted.

The full entry in the Congressional Record can be found HERE.