Mark Young was told Tuesday morning he would be making the transport run along the same route that changed his life back in June of 2009. That's when while traveling on Highway 264, a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Otis Lee Jones and David Henderson Senior crossed the center line and struck Youngs tractor trailer head on.
Young stopped by the crash scene Tuesday to remember and reflect on the tragic events that happened. Young said it's taken both physical and mental help to heal in the time after the accident--as he wasn't even sure if he could continue the work he's done for so long.
"It's been a long road, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue in this business after 23 years, but I know they wouldn't want me to quit. I never had the honor of meeting these 2 gentlemen personally. That being said, I'll never forget them either, " said Young.
Young also got to thank firefighter Bryan Wallace, who Young says has kept correspondence with him ever since that accident to see how he's been coping.