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'Not my little girl': Family wants answers after man accused of leaving friends to die following crash

"No matter what anybody does in life, nobody deserves to pass away this way, especially with somebody that sits there and leaves them there."

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An Iowa man is in jail, accused of leaving his two friends to die after wrecking his pickup.

Fremont County deputies think it happened sometime overnight Thursday.

Duane Stuck, 21, showed up at the hospital Friday morning.

Rescue crews found his two passengers in a truck submerged in the Nishnabotna River near Riverton.

Family members of those who died want to know why Stuck didn’t call for help.

Randa Pond got a call Friday that would change her life forever.

"I was screaming, 'No, not my daughter, not my daughter, not my little girl,'" Pond said.

Pond's daughter, 29-year-old Somia Moore, was killed in the crash.

"I was numb. I couldn't believe it," Pond said.

The Fremont County sheriff's office said they were called to a hospital after Stuck showed up around 6:15 Friday morning. Deputies said Stuck told them he may have been in a wreck in an undisclosed location.

They said his family members found his pickup later that morning, partially submerged in the East Nishnabotna River outside Riverton.

Rescue crews found Moore and Jonathan O'Hearn, 19, dead inside the pickup.

"They were on a gravel road, there was speed involved, finding out he was intoxicated as a driver," Pond said.

Stuck is charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, operating while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

"That's the part that kills me," Pond said.

Pond said she's disgusted Stuck ran.

"No matter what anybody does in life, nobody deserves to pass away this way, especially with somebody that sits there and leaves them there," Pond said.

She said she struggled telling Moore's two kids, age 14 and 11, that their mom is gone.

Especially since she believes she'd still be alive if Stuck had called 911.

"There was blunt force trauma to her head, but the actual cause of death was drowning. Jonathan died of drowning. Both of them could have been possibly saved," Pond said.

"He needs to be charged and found guilty. That's justice."

Pond said her daughter was recently divorced and had been living with her to get on her feet. They've started a GoFundMe to help pay for her funeral and raising Moore's two children.

Deputies added more charges could be coming for Stuck.