Veteran's final Facebook post goes viral after he was killed in crash
LARGO, Fla. — A veteran's final Facebook post is going viral after he was killed by an alleged drunk driver on New Year's Eve.
Matthew DeRemer, 31, was riding his motorcycle in Largo, Florida when he was struck,Fox 13 News reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hours before he died, DeRemer wrote a Facebook post reflecting on obstacles he overcame in 2015 and appearing hopeful for 2016.
"Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is closer and tougher than ever before, loved ones lost, and new friends found. There has been many times where I've been found on my knees in prayer for hours (relentless) and other times leading a group of people in prayer, my faith (that I love to share) is an everyday awakening(to me) that people, lives, and circumstances can change for the better OVER TIME. I look back at 2015's huge challenges that I've overcome, shared with others, and have once again found myself... To say thank you and BRING ON 2016, much works to be done!"
The last sentence of his post was the most chilling:
"And I really don't know where I'll end up tonight but I do know where I windup is where I'm meant to be."
Friends and family members began sharing the post and it eventually went viral.
DeRemer was a Marine veteran who had just gotten a job in the medical field, Fox 13 News reports.
Steven Lee Clarke, 59, was arrested for the crash and charged with DUI manslaughter.