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1-vehicle crash kills Jonesboro's sanitation chief

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | February 19, 2021 at 3:49 a.m.
Fatal wrecks in Arkansas

Jonesboro's sanitation director died in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon, according to a city announcement.

Donny Gibson, 69, was driving a city-issued Dodge Ram when the crash occurred on Prescott Road. Details were not available Thursday. Police and fire officials began investigating the cause late Wednesday.

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"We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy," Mayor Harold Copenhaver said in the announcement posted on the city's Facebook page. "Our hearts are with Donny's family and loved ones. He loved his job, this city, and we're all hurting."

Gibson began working for the city in 2002 as a sanitation route supervisor. Former Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin later promoted Gibson to sanitation director.

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