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.
— ghost (@KmlTheKing) October 18, 2016
RIP Devon 🙏🏽 Praying for his family.
— Dasia👑 (@__DSimone) October 17, 2016
Updates on Devon Mannery will be released in the upcoming days.