May 5, 2017

Darrell Cloyd was "The angel who didn't just keep driving.'

The hero truck driver who comforted a badly-burned dying woman while others took PHOTOS

....after her truck crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Dorothy Marko, 25 and mother of two, was able to crawl out of the back of the truck. A truck driver stopped to help and stayed with her until emergency crews arrived while others stopped to take photos and didn't help. Marko was flown to a nearby hospital, but she sadly died of her injuries. 

Cloyd was not scheduled to even be driving on Highway 70 that day. He said he took a wrong turn and ended up on the highway by accident. But when he saw the truck on fire, he knew he had to help.

Her family launched a search to find the truck driver who helped and he's now been identified as Darrell Cloyd from Ohio. They hope the next time he's driving through Oklahoma they can meet him.  'I'm hoping he made her feel comfortable for those last couple moments. I'm hoping that he eased her mind a little bit so she didn't have to go alone,' her sister Linda said.

 Darrell Cloyd+Dorothy Marko
Darrell Cloyd, hero and truck driver and Dorothy Marko, the dying woman he consoled

Brenda Marko, Dorothy's mother, said, 'At least he comforted her when we couldn't.'  Nothing can bring her daughter back, but 'that the family is comforted by the angel who didn't just keep driving.'  With all my heart I want to thank him.'
Posted by Jill Fallon at May 5, 2017 3:01 PM | Permalink