Published: Friday, October 29, 2010, 5 H.
Monica not at all surprised Mitchell Wednesday evening she watched her husband on a median Interstate safe to try to help a driver of truck in distress.
After all, this is the way which 42 years Brent Mitchell lived his life.
"It still was just a real assistance," said his wife, Monica Mitchell. "If something was wrong, he wanted to solve the problem.
But, while they sit in their cars and watch while it rushing through six lanes of Interstate 65, she and their daughter, age 11, Chloe, never dream it would be the last time that he would go to the rescue of someone else.
"Donning a share of the guardrail and both legs," she says."I thought it would have affected land and cross."
Instead of this, say members of the police and the family administrator of systems integrated Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama dégringolé 60 to 80 feet until his death.
"The police told me," said his wife, "that it is a special place for people like him."
The Mitchell and their daughter Chloe, a sixth - grader at Berry Middle School, had spent the evening together as a family. They were going to pick up costumes Halloween de Chloé and then d?né winged suite.Chloe chattered film that she and her grandmother had seen the end of the previous week.
"We had a great dinner," said Monica Mitchell. "It was a great evening.?
Returning Riverchase family is mired in the circulation.Comme they dug forward, they saw a truck set fire on the north side of him interstate Cahaba River Bridge.
Mitchell, towards South, fired.They saw a man standing near the fire truck, but could say that it was not the camionneur.Personne else was on the scene.
"Brent yelled out the window ' is the driver OK?At said Monica Mitchell. "The guy shrugged his type of as he knew. ?
Mitchell is out of the car and has décollé.Après a short while his wife and daughter began to perceive something amiss.
"I realized that I could see him more, but I not getting account just not he never left the other side,"said his wife.""Chloe started to get upset. ?
"I'd said type that it has disappeared," said Chloe.
Police and firefighters arrive bient?t.Monica Mitchell saw the man who was first on the scene speak to the authorities, and then he was reviewed and stressed car Mitchell.
"At this time, I am out of the car," she says.
They later learned the trucker, Ohio, had already walked away safe.
It due to searchers and shined a light on the ground below .more lights came into search Mitchell as authorities closed of interstate it.
His wife and daughter have been taken to a hotel near to wait for the official word.
"I guess I knew that when they told me what was the drop," said Monica Mitchell. "But still you may think, maybe he just broke his leg or something.?
Mitchell Madison, was a carpenter who joined the business world to allow his wife to 13 years old to stay at home with Chloe.
"He just took care of us," said his wife.
He took a job with the Basel Committee, 10 years and was responsible for the configuration of workstation and comprehensive technical support company.
"He was a loyal and dedicated team of the Croix-blue that touched the lives of many of our associates member", the company said in a statement issued Thursday. "We will all miss him as a colleague and a friend who was always ready to help.?
Friends and family describes her funny and jovial, someone who would give the shirt on his back.
A few days before his death, Chloe grandmother told him how his father had helped people during a storm. ""He helped people over three days," said Chloe.
It is reminiscent of another time, when his father bought someone a soda in a convenience store, because the boy had not enough changement.Il has countless other stories.
"I thought it was really good," said Chloe, but sometimes it would take some time and I would be, "Daddy, come."?
His wife said he will miss her us.
"Since the time we met, I called him my hero," she says. "He was always there for me.?
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