On Monday morning Devon Mannery, a student at historically black college or university (HBCU) Jackson State University, was the victim of a fatal car accident.

“All he did [was] smile,” said one Jackson State University student after learning about the tragic end of Devon Mannery’s life.

At HBCU Jackson State University students have completed their midterms and are now prepping for homecoming which starts this week, however, the first day of homecoming week began with sad news.

News quickly spread throughout campus as students learned about the fatal car crash that took the life of Devon Monday morning.

Devon was traveling north on the I-55 Interstate in Mississippi, he was attempting to pass a truck on the right shoulder of the roadway as the vehicles collided, reports say.

Devon was loved on campus by many who came across him some point. Many knew him to be an outgoing, lovable, and hardworking individual. He was a proud member of the Sonic Boom of the South, War & Thunder drum line. The Boom was devastated after hearing the news about their dear brother.

The Boom was devastated after hearing the news about their dear brother.

The Student Government Association Bunch Administration released a statement:

“Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of our fellow tiger and Sonic Boom Member Mr. Devon “Cujo” Mannery. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

The night of receiving news about Devon many family members and friends took to social media their thoughts on the situation. “Rip Devon” became a trending topic on Twitter in Jackson, MS as many expressed their love for him. He touched many lives.

Updates on Devon Mannery will be released in the upcoming days.

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Kyle Kidd-Buckner is a 21-year-old, Graduating Senior Mass Communication major from Los Angeles, CA with emphasis in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Political Science at Jackson State University. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. initiated Spring 2017 into the Delta Phi Chapter where he serves as Associate Editor of The Sphinx. Spring of 2017, Kyle was appointed to the position of Executive President for the Campus Activities Board for the 2017-2018 Academic School year completing his tenure January 2018. He has served as an Author for HBCUBuzz and Collegiate Sports Editor of Black Beat Sports with stories also featured in 7 Hues Magazine and DoerHouse LLC. He currently interns at The Meme Agency as a Public Relations Intern and BYOBSociety as a Marketing Intern and serves as Managing Editor for Watch The Yard. Kyle aims to become a expert in all things media. He was the 2016 National Conference on Student Leadership Scholarship Recipient representing Jackson State in Orlando, FL. Kyle recently Co-Author his first book, "Grown and Gone" a book created to assist high school seniors with their transition into their first independent year as college student. Kyle lives by the life mantra, "I trust the next chapter, because I know the Author..."