A missing Kansas man wrote goodbye letters to his family as he lay trapped and injured in his minivan in a ravine. Fox News shared the details on Oct. 29 of the heartbreaking story of David Welch.
Welch had abruptly left his family in September and then went missing. He was found deceased in his minivan on Oct. 18 in eastern Utah. Authorities believe the missing Kansas man had likely fallen asleep behind the wheel and his minivan went off the road, crashing into the side of the ravine. It landed upside down and on the passenger side of the vehicle.
It seems that Welch was unable to get out of the van, and it is believed he survived for days, or perhaps even weeks. During his time trapped in the vehicle, the missing Kansas man wrote notes to his four sons and his wife and kept a journal.
Welch left his family Sept. 2, and the family had been desperately searching for him until he was found Oct. 18 by a hitchhiker. Authorities do not know why he left his family so suddenly, or why he was in Utah. While his passing is a tragic ending for his family, hopefully they will find some solace in the words the missing Kansas man took the time to leave for them before he passed.