North Carolina Central University Interim Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye issued a statement remembering fallen Eagle Myiah N. Andrews today. Andrews, an 18-year-old freshman student at the black university, died in a tragic car accident in Durham yesterday evening, he said.
Akinleye is urging the NCCU community to keep Andrews’ family in their thoughts and prayings during their time of grief.
“The sudden passing of a promising young person who was just beginning her journey is indeed heartbreaking and causes us to lean on one another for strength as members of a unified Eagle family.”
He also said three other NCCU students (Jeremiah Phronebarger, Quillon Rendleman and Celi Smith) who were in the same vehicle as Andrews were also injured in the accident.
“…One student is still being treated at a nearby hospital. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident has been arrested by Durham Police Department.
As our community begins to deal with this deep loss, counselors from Student Health and Counseling Services are available in the Student Health Building, as well as in McLean Residence Hall. We also have leaders from the Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue available to assist with any grief counseling.
More details will be shared once they become available.”
The university says more details will be shared once they become available.