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20-year-old killed by forklift, 3 arrested

Jacob D. Cruz-Yancey (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff) Jacob D. Cruz-Yancey (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff)
Garrett Moore (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff) Garrett Moore (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff)
Jason L. Faulkner (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff) Jason L. Faulkner (Source: Poinsett County Sheriff)

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) – The Poinsett County Sheriff Office says a 20-year-old was killed in a tragic forklift accident Saturday morning.

Family members held visitation services for 20-year-old Douglas Hanna in Harrisburg Tuesday.

Kathleen Watson, Hanna's aunt said she found out about the death of her nephew from a family friend. "One of my daughter's friends had come over and said, 'You didn't check your messages?' I said, 'No, why?' and she said, 'Little Douglas had been killed.'"

"His dad's just, his dad's a mess."

According to first responders, a 911 call came in regarding a fatal accident involving a forklift near 4179 Old Military Ln. in Harrisburg, AR. When deputies and rescue personnel arrived, they found Douglas C. Hanna's body pinned beneath the roll of the forklift cage.

Poinsett County Coroner Butch Davis pronounced Hanna dead at the scene.

A makeshift memorial now sits responders found Hanna.  The spot is just below the plot of land where Hanna's aunt, grandmother and father live.

Investigators found that the forklift had been stolen earlier that night from the Poinsett Turfgrass Company on 3501 Hwy 1. They also say that three others were on the forklift when the accident happened.

Jacob D. Cruz-Yancey, 19, Garrett Moore, 22, and Jason L. Faulkner, 18, were taken to the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office for interviews and BAC tests.

Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills said his office has the results of the BAC tests, but will not release the results while the investigation is going on. "We are working to contact multiple witnesses and maybe find out who had been there or who had been there earlier."

Jacob Yancey is charged with negligent homicide (DWI), felony theft of property, criminal trespass, and minor in possession of alcohol.

Garrett Moore is charged with felony theft by receiving, and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Jason Faulkner is charged with felony theft by receiving, and minor in possession of alcohol.

All three were released from the Poinsett County Detention Center on bonds.  Yancey's bond was set at $25,000, and Moore and Faulkner's bonds were set at $2,500. 

Watson said Douglas Hanna will be buried in Alabama later this week next to his mother who died in a car accident 13 years ago.

The investigation continues, and another arrest is anticipated.

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