Jonesboro man dies in Randolph County wreck

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ark. – An early morning wreck Monday in Randolph County claimed the life of a Jonesboro man, according to Arkansas State Police. 

Darrell Dewon Carter, 57, of Jonesboro, died in the wreck, reported Cpl. Gary Ladner of state police. The report said at about 5 a.m. Monday morning, September 18, a 2003 Saturn driven by Carter was south bound on U.S. 67, north of Gum Stump Road, when it drove off the roadway. The vehicle overturned into a ditch. No others were involved in the wreck. Conditions were clear and roads were dry at the time of the wreck, the trooper reported.

You were the best dad I could have asked for. – Anna Marie Carter

The tragic wreck left family members grieving for the loss of a man who many remembered fondly. Carter’s daughter, Anna, wrote he was, “the best dad I could have asked for,” in an emotional post on Facebook.

Carter was born April 6, 1960, and attended Hoxie High School, according to his Facebook profile. He graduated there as part of the Class of 1977. He lived in Jonesboro. His friends referred to him as “Won.” A friend of the family, Madison Prince, expressed her grief for the family in dealing with this great loss.

“He was such a sweet soul with the craziest stories to tell,” Prince said.

NEA Report offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dewon Carter.

Stan Morris Reporting

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