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Posted on: February 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Long-Time Sanitation Director Dies in Crash

Donny Gibson

The City of Jonesboro is sad to bear the news that Sanitation Department Director Donny Gibson died in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon.

Police and Fire department officials were investigating the cause late Wednesday.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy,” Mayor Harold Copenhaver said. “Our hearts are with Donny’s family and loved ones. He loved his job, this city, and we’re all hurting.”

Gibson was driving his City-issued Dodge Ram when the crash occurred on Prescott Road.

Gibson, 69, began with the City in 2002 and has held the title of Director of Sanitation since 2004.

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