University of Texas sorority member dies in moped accident in Austin

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Published 4:38 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A sorority at the University of Texas at Austin is in mourning this week after losing one of their own in a fatal moped crash.

According to the Austin American-Statesman a 21-year-old UT junior named Nancy-Jane David died early Wednesday evening in the 3700 block of Manor Road after her moped collided with a school bus.

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The driver of the bus stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police in investigation. The crash occurred at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It’s believed she swerved into traffic and hit the bus. It’s thought that she had mechanical trouble with the moped preceding the crash. 

The young woman was a member of the Chi Omega sorority, which eulogized her on Facebook on Wednesday. Friends and loved ones shared memories of David, who was assistant new member educator for the group.

According to the post she joined them in 2014. 

A large installation of flowers has appeared on the front gate of the Iota chapter’s sorority house in Austin, according to a photo posted on the sorority’s Facebook page.

“Our members are heartbroken at the loss of such a perfect, beautiful human that was taken from us too soon,” the sorority wrote.

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A candlelight ceremony was planned for Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in front of the school’s iconic clock tower.

According to the outlet David is 22nd traffic death in Austin this year. Investigators are asking anyone with additional details to contact the Austin Police Department’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-6935.


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