North Carolina Central University announced senior Chekeira Reid died Tuesday around 7pm EST in a traffic accident on Highway 55.
Sophomore Tariq Jamal Jacobs was injured in the crash and is undergoing treatment at Duke Hospital. Jacobs is a member of the Eagles’ football team. Reid was also a part of the football team family and was a manager to two sports teams – football and women’s basketball. She was studying recreation administration: sports management and business.
North Carolina Central University statement:
“As our community begins to come to grips with this deep loss, we want to provide support to the Athletics Departments and all students, faculty and staff. Chekeira was known for being a hard worker, energetic, full of life and a young woman who always wore a smile,”
– Chancellor Debra Saunders-White
A memorial service for Chekeira will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4 p.m., on the field at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium.
The University said grief counselors are available at the A.E. Student Union.