RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. (FOX 11) - The family of a father and grandfather who died during a recent rain storm is warning others about the dangers of driving through flooded roads.
Troy Gray Sr. was killed when his truck was swept away by floodwaters while he was driving in Sage on Valentine's Day. His son, Troy Gray Jr., said he went searching for his father the next day after he went missing.
"I found it upside down flipped in the wash and I just sat there for a while. I wasn't sure if he was in it, I couldn't get to it," Troy Gray Jr. said.
Troy Jr. then located his father's Jeep that had been overturned and surrounded by floodwater. First responders located his body a mile from his vehicle.
Now, his family is warning others about the dangers associated with driving through flooded roads.
"At 52 years old I never thought it would be a time I would be losing my dad. He was my best friend, he was my best man at my wedding," said Gray Jr.
Troy leaves behind five children, nine grandchildren, his ex-wife, his mother, his brother and his girlfriend and her five children that he also helped care for.
"He gave them a taste of unconditional love which is what he did for everybody was around. He loved everybody," Amanda Gray said about her father-in-law.
The Gray family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.