The following traffic accident has been compiled from reports from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
At or around 7:41 pm on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 an accident occurred on Highway 19/74 near Casino Parkway in Murphy.
A 2015 Honda was being driven by Douglas Edward Gibby of Andrews, NC.
A White 1974 Log Truck was being driven by Jason Lee Mashburn of Murphy, NC.
Both vehicles were traveling East on US 19/74. Vehicle #2 (Log Truck) was going at a slow speed and was in the right lane with his flashers on. Vehicle #1 (Honda) failed to reduce speed and collided into the rear of the log truck. The Honda came to uncontrollable rest after impact. The log truck, driven by Mashburn, pulled to the shoulder of the roadway after impact to offer assistance.
Mr. Gibby was airlifted to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Mr. Gibby passed away at 9:38 am on Wednesday, October 18th.
No charges are forthcoming in the case.
Our family at WKRK sends our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Douglas Gibby during their time of loss.
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