Vicksburg man, 21, dies in one-car wreck on Gibson

Published 12:01 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

A 21-year-old Vicksburg man described as a person who loved to work was killed Sunday night on his way to his job at Walmart when his car flipped on Gibson Road.

Damon Keshoun Brown, 5698 Gibson Road, suffered head and chest trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:30, Warren County Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess said.

Brown was an overnight stocker at Walmart and had recently received “a big promotion,” his aunt said this morning.

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“He was really excited about that,” Lillian Webb said. “He loved to work. He was really a very happy person.”

Webb said Brown was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and liked cars and sports, especially football and basketball.

Brown, who had attended Vicksburg High School, had worked at Walmart since February and was very helpful to everyone, said personnel manager Pam Brumfield.

“He was a super nice guy,” said Brumfield. “He was always joking around and laughing, and he was very polite. No matter who it was, he was always cordial and polite. He always had the best manners.”

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Brown was headed west when he lost control of his 2005 Volvo sedan in the 4800 block of Gibson Road. The car veered off the left side of the road, hit a culvert and began flipping.

Brown was apparently not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, said Pace. Deputies responding to E-911 calls found Brown in the roadway, said the sheriff.

Bailess did not order an autopsy.

Deputy Bill Jones is continuing the crash scene investigation today but speed is believed to have been a factor, Pace said. It is not believed that any other vehicles were involved, he said.

It was the third traffic-related fatality on county roads this year. Christopher Lynn, who was 19, was killed Feb. 22 in a wreck on Redbone Road. Dudley Shane Scrimpshire, who was 42, was killed March 13 when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 20 near the Bovina Exit. Roger Dale Curtis, 26, of Collins was arrested several days later and charged in Scrimshire’s death.

Two traffic fatalities have been recorded in the city this year, 79-year-old Jenilyn Hall, who died Jan. 17 from a wreck 10 days earlier at I-20 near Halls Ferry Road, and Latoshia Haggan, 31, who was killed Feb. 20 in a wreck near Old Highway 27 and North Frontage Road. Albert Brisco Jr. was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon and could still face charges related to Haggan’s death from that wreck.

In addition to his aunt, Brown is survived by his father, Charles Brown, his mother, Carolyn Wells, and three brothers, all of Vicksburg, said Webb.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Williams Funeral Home in charge.