One of UPS best Dies

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dave Reed, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Dave Reed

    Dave Reed New Member

    This is a driver that drove from Knoxville to Sharonville, Ohio. Sincere sympathies to Don's family from Sharonville. Don always brightened up our day with his smile and positive out look on life during the short time he turned around in Sharonville. We lost a good one. Here is an article from a local TV station.

    An investigation is underway after a UPS semi-truck driver dies in an accident in Grant County Friday morning.
    Kentucky State Police, Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies, Dry Ridge and the Crittenden Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 southbound at 8:30 a.m.
    Don Lee Shipe, 59, of Blaine, Tenn., was driving a tractor trailer when his vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the roadway just prior to the 165-mile marker.
    The vehicle came to final rest approximately 70 feet from the guard rail in an embankment.
    Shipe was pronounced dead upon arrival of the Grant County Coroner, Marylee Willoby.
    The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Scott Allen.
  2. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Heart goes out to you all.


  3. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Curious to see what the investigation turns up.

    RIP union and feeder brother
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My first thought was he may have had a heart attack.

  5. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Dave, you out of Knoxville?

  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No--it's just a gut feeling.
  7. Dave Reed

    Dave Reed New Member

    I am not out of Knoxville. I am a Sharonville feeder driver. Don would come into our terminal on a daily basis and we all had a chance to interact with him for the short time he was in the Buckeye before returning to Knoxville.
  8. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Thanks Dave.

    Really beautiful people come into our lives for a reason and a season. They end up being a blessing to those they touch.

  9. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Sometimes my biggest fear is not being able to enjoy retirement... what a shame....May he rest in peace.......
  10. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    Heard some news today, PM me when you get a chance.

  11. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.