Robert Parker shared a heartbreaking post about being ‘at the end’ just weeks before the mud runners died at 38
ROBERT Parker shared a heartbreaking post somewhat announcing his horrific ATV accident a few weeks before his death.
The famous mud runner, 38, tragically passed away on March 15 while doing what he loved in Harnett County, North Carolina.
He was driving an all-terrain vehicle on Turlington Roach when it suddenly crashed and suffered fatal injuries as he ran over it.
The circumstances surrounding the devastating crash that occurred around 4:44 p.m. remain unclear.
Emergency services including EMS and firefighters rushed to the scene but were sadly unable to save the father-of-three.
He is survived by his wife Capsey and their three children Sawyer, Nathan and Carleigh.
His loving wife of 17 years said: “Today I lost my best friend and the best father to my children!
“Please pray for me, our children, family and friends as we face this impossible task of saying goodbye.”
Fans are now haunted by one of Robert’s latest Instagram uploads, which oddly referenced “being at the end”.
The respected mud racing enthusiast, who lived in Benson, shared an ominous message from inside a dark concrete tower.
Images show just a column of 24 small windows inviting light into the structure while various objects are strewn across the floor.
A dog can be seen peeking out the downstairs window, watching Robert as he snaps some shots of the strange building.
He coolly captioned the photos, “You can be the end or the start! #teammomentumracing.”
The father tagged his son Nathan – who is also a keen mud racer – in the post, suggesting they spent a day together.
Fans of the intrepid MTB diver have since paid tribute to Robert in the comments section.
The racing world has been rocked by his death, with hundreds of people paying tribute on social media.
Battle of the Builds posted on Facebook: “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the Parker family, our friends and the Momentum Racing team.
“Robert Parker, you have inspired countless people in the off-road world. You have helped shape this industry and may your legacy live on…
“You were an incredible father, husband, role model and so much more.”
The message added: “It pains us to see you gone but God has you now. Save us a place up there.”
Meanwhile, Super ATV wrote, “We are heartbroken to learn of the loss of Robert Parker.
“We have had the privilege of working closely with Team Momentum Racing for a long time now, and it is nothing but a pleasure.
“Robert knew the industry inside and out and undoubtedly had a huge impact on so many people.
“Robert’s passion for racing and love for his family has been surpassed by no one.
“Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this tragic time.”
The late mud racer helped organize Team Momentum Racing to inspire and mentor young people to get into the sport.