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The Highwayman's Rig: Totaled

"I'm devastated by this," writes Thomas Weller, also know as "The Highwayman," in a August 23 email.

Weller will likely remain devastated until he finds a witness to an accident he was involved in, one that will keep him from helping stranded motorists as he has done for more than 40 years.

On August 10, Weller went looking for stranded motorists in his 1955 Ford Wagon. As he merged onto SR 163 from Interstate-5, Weller and his border collie copilot, Shela, were involved in an accident. Weller says Beulah, the name of his wagon which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Ghostbusters' "Ecto-1," is likely totaled.

During the past two years, The Highwayman has encountered some rough terrain. Last year, an ophthalmologist detected a cataract in one of Weller's eyes. Around the same time, he found that Beulah's engine was in need of an overhaul.

Through donations, Weller's vision was repaired, and with help from the San Diego Automotive Museum, his rig was repaired as well. And now Weller is hoping for another good deed, an eyewitness willing to set the record straight about the accident.

"I really need a witness to the accident that [can] give an account of what happened. [If not], I'm going to be found at fault for hittin' a vehicle from the rear."

Weller is asking that anyone that witnessed the wreck to contact him: [email protected].

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"I'm devastated by this," writes Thomas Weller, also know as "The Highwayman," in a August 23 email.

Weller will likely remain devastated until he finds a witness to an accident he was involved in, one that will keep him from helping stranded motorists as he has done for more than 40 years.

On August 10, Weller went looking for stranded motorists in his 1955 Ford Wagon. As he merged onto SR 163 from Interstate-5, Weller and his border collie copilot, Shela, were involved in an accident. Weller says Beulah, the name of his wagon which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Ghostbusters' "Ecto-1," is likely totaled.

During the past two years, The Highwayman has encountered some rough terrain. Last year, an ophthalmologist detected a cataract in one of Weller's eyes. Around the same time, he found that Beulah's engine was in need of an overhaul.

Through donations, Weller's vision was repaired, and with help from the San Diego Automotive Museum, his rig was repaired as well. And now Weller is hoping for another good deed, an eyewitness willing to set the record straight about the accident.

"I really need a witness to the accident that [can] give an account of what happened. [If not], I'm going to be found at fault for hittin' a vehicle from the rear."

Weller is asking that anyone that witnessed the wreck to contact him: [email protected].

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