Tragedy has struck Texas once again as summer flooding has left one dead, and two more individuals missing. These are the most recent tragedies in a flooding season that has already claimed a large number of lives.
21-year-old Darren Mitchell was found dead on Saturday, According to KHOU, two days after he called his family to tell them that he was trapped in his car in floodwaters. "[My brother] just said he was all right and he made it out of the truck," his brother, Ro Mitchell, said. However, shortly after the phone call, he posted a haunting picture to his Facebook page, with the caption, "All I wanted to do was go home."
Family members gathered where Mitchell's truck was found Friday morning, but his body was not found until Saturday. He was located more than a mile away from where his truck had been found.
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."
The other two victims lost their lives to the floods as well, as one became trapped in her trailer and drowned, while another reportedly died of a heart attack while driving into high water.
There were 45 other high water rescues in the Washington County neighborhood of Brenham during the floods, local firefighters say.