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Westside school employee dies after fall from roof

Dan Roach (Source: Emerson Funeral Home) Dan Roach (Source: Emerson Funeral Home)
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 school employee died after falling from a roof while working last week.

Audie Daniel "Dan" Roach of Walnut Ridge died Saturday at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis.

Roach was injured when he fell off the Westside High School roof on Aug. 24.

He was a maintenance worker at the school.

 Westside Superintendent Bryan Duffie said it was about a 12 foot drop.

A memorial service will be held for Monday night at 6:30 at First Freewill Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge.

The burial will be private and there will be no public visitation.

His family asks that those who want to provide a lasting memorial donate to the Westside Consolidated Schools’ backpack program.

Those donations can be mailed to 1834 Hwy 91 West, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404.

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