December 5, 2018 10:46:17 AM
GREENWOOD -- A longtime county supervisor in the Mississippi Delta has died after a wreck, and a temporary successor will be appointed to serve the rest of his term.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that 73-year-old Robert Moore was a member of the Leflore County Board of Supervisors for three decades.
He died Friday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, two days after his vehicle left a road in Leflore County and crashed into a ditch.
When his colleagues met Monday in Greenwood, a large black ribbon had been placed on his chair.
The remaining supervisors will choose someone to fill the rest of Moore's four-year term, which ends in January 2020.
All county supervisor jobs in Mississippi will be on the ballot in November 2019.
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