Sunday, October 30, 2011

Three Ole Miss freshmen killed in I-55 car accident

    Three Ole Miss freshmen were killed in a 9 a.m. Sunday morning car accident on I-55 near the Vaiden exit.
    They have been identified as Charles Walker Kelly (left), 19; Samuel Clayton Kelly (middle, 18; Bryant Mason Wilbanks (right), 19, all of Madison. Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sparky Reardon said all three were Kappa Alpha pledges.
    "The University is always saddened when we lose even one student, but when we lose three freshmen who were such great young men, it is particularly devastating. All of us in the Ole Miss family are heartbroken," Reardon said.
    Preliminary reports indicate no alcohol or drugs were involved and the three were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Three Ole Miss freshmen killed in car accident

ADDENDUM: As I was cutting as pasting this news item I saw the name of one of the freshmen and thought there was a chance it might be the son of a fraternity brother of mine, just based on the name. It is. My heart and prayers go out to Sam Kelly and his family.

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