After his story was shared thousands of times on the internet, an Oklahoma family found the truck driver who stopped to comfort a woman during her last moments following a crash.
Highway Accident Claims The Life Of Oklahoma Woman
Early on April 23, 25 year old Dorothy Marko was driving on Highway 70 in Hugo, Oklahoma when she ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and then crashed into a tree. Marko’s vehicle burst into flames. According to family members, the woman was able to crawl out of the crashed vehicle even though most of her clothes had burned off.
Marko passed away from her injuries, but rescue crews told her family that a passing truck driver had stopped to check on her, pulling her to safety and staying with her in her last moments of life.
Family’s Search For Good Samaritan Trucker Goes Viral
After hearing about the truck driver who cared enough to stop, Marko’s family told local news station KFOR that they wanted to find him to offer thanks. The story of the truck driver’s selfless act touched many and was shared thousands of times both within and outside of the online trucking community.
On April 29, Brenda Marko, Dorothy’s mother, wrote in a Facebook post:
“To every one that was concerned, I found the truck driver that tried to help my daughter Dorothy Marko, her Guardian Angels name is Darrell Cloyd he drives for RDF Logistics out of Loraine Ohio, he stopped when no one else would! Bless Him Always”
KXII reports that Marko’s family hopes to meet with Cloyd the next time he is in town.