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That was the last message sent from Darren Mitchell, who drowned when flood waters overtook his truck. Excerpt:

Lashandoe Smith, who said she watched in horror when Mitchell’s truck was swept into the water, filled in the blanks Friday when she returned to the scene.

“And 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. And like maybe 10, 15 minutes after he was in his truck, it just flipped and he topsided into the water,” Smith said as she choked back tears. “It just disappeared. Once it flipped, you didn’t see tires, his truck, nothing. It just tumbled over.”

That poor man. I bet he couldn’t swim. That image, and the message with it, is one of the saddest things I’ve seen in ages.

I can’t wrap my mind around what it means when a man who is about to die sends out his last words on social media.

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