Darren Mitchell, a 21-year-old National Guardsman, got mop up in the floods, on his way home. This ex-week, Texas and Kansas have been hit with disastrous floods that have taken the lives of 6 people in the area, and Darren was sadly one of them. When Mitchell had gotten ambushed in the rain, he called his family to let them know that he was okay. Unluckily, only a few minutes later, this took a deadly turn for the young soldier.
Let us see what happened.
His sister Ro Mitchell said on Friday "(My brother) just said he was all right and he made it out of the truck." After making the call, he continued to try to make his way home.
"He got out of his truck, he got in the bed of his truck, he got back out, on top of his truck, and then all of the sudden he got back in his truck. Then, maybe 10 or 15 minutes after he was in his truck, it just flipped, and he fell into the water, It just disappeared. Once it flipped, you didn't see tires, his truck, nothing. It just tumbled over."
Darren's family is trying to grieve the loss of loved one and that chilling Facebook post tells a harrowing story of what happened to him in his final seconds.
Officials say that just minutes before his truck swept away, Darren posted this sad message on his Facebook page "All I wanted to to do was go home."
Soon, his family stopped receiving phone calls from him. Relatives and friends gathered the next day to try to find Darren with the expectation that he may have sustained the floods, but miserably, his body found on Saturday.
May his soul rest in peace.