Parents’ activism honors memory of son killed in car-truck crash

By Published: July 13, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Laurie Higginbotham, shown here at her East Memphis home on July 11, 2019, has been pushing for tougher truck safety laws and regulations since her son Michael died in 2014 in a crash with a big rig that was making a U-turn on Walnut Grove at Interstate 240.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Laurie Higginbotham, shown here at her East Memphis home on July 11, 2019, has been pushing for tougher truck safety laws and regulations since her son Michael died in 2014 in a crash with a big rig that was making a U-turn on Walnut Grove at Interstate 240. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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