Student dies in weekend crash

Grambling State is reeling after the loss of a kinesiology student over the weekend, as he was returning to the area from his home in Madison Parish. Christopher “Chico” Dunn died on Sunday after an early morning accident.Dunn and his best friend Milton Jones Jr. were on their way back to the area from Madison Parish. On their way back, the car veered off-road and crashed into a tree. Both lost their lives from the accident.

The news shocked many students.

“I’m still in shock,” said Shantoya Johnson. “He was a good dude. I remember him always having a smile on his face. We were all supposed to graduate at the same time.”

Known for dressing fresh and clean, Dunn, also known as Mr. Swagger, was loved by many of his friends. After news of his death spread across campus, his wall was filled with memories.

“God only takes the best and ready ones,” wrote Adrienne Griffith. “Chico was a great and sweet man. . He always had a smile on his face, no matter what. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”

As Dunn matriculated through his curriculum, he became friends with more and more people, spreading his warm smile to others.

“Chico was the most loyal and trusted friend that you can ask for,” said Janet D. Jackson, a good friend. “He was warm and lovable when he came around.”

Dunn’s funeral is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at Greater One Christian Fellowship Church in Delhi. Jones’ funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the same church.

An avid Christian, Dunn was a family man, according to Jackson.

“He loved his parents, especially his mother,” she said. “He just loved to have a good time and relax. He was very friendly.”

No matter what trouble Dunn seemed to have, it was erased away by a smile that brought out the happiness in others.

“The fondest memory I have of him is cracking jokes and making people laugh,” said Ashley Alford, his cousin. “He was always positive and cheerful.”

When asked if she wanted to add something else, Johnson paused for a moment to gather her thoughts.

“We’re going to miss him.