An Air Force 2T1 SSgt who served on several deployments died during a drag racing tragedy at Outer Banks Speedway.
Donovan Whitehurst, 27, was killed after his vehicle drove off the end of the track at over 200 MPH, striking a dirt embankment, police said. Authorities blamed the accident on a mechcanical failure. Donnie was based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC, where he worked in Dispatch Siupport for the 4th LRS. I am told that Donnie was always a good friend to everyone he met. Those whose lives he touched will never forget the smile and the handshake he offered to everyone he encountered. RIP SSgt Donovan Whitehurst.