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'This is not a joke.' Wife of DDOT bus driver who died from COVID-19 shares passionate warning

Posted at 12:21 PM, Apr 06, 2020

(WXYZ) — The family of a DDOT bus driver who died from COVID-19 is speaking out, telling people to take the warnings about coronavirus seriously.

Jason Hargrove passed away Wednesday night after being in the hospital. Hargrove had posted a video to Facebook about COVID-19 exposure.

He posted the 8-minute video letting out his frustration about a woman who was coughing on his bus and not covering her mouth.

Days after his post, he got sick, and a week later, he died.

"When he came home, he was so distressed, he immediately got out of his clothes," his wife told Good Morning America.

They said he feared going to work amid the pandemic.

"He did not deserve this. It's so sad, so hurtful," his family added.

I am pleading with everyone. If you do not have to be out, please, obey the orders," she said. "This is not a game, this is not a joke. I am missing my husband."

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