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Cincinnati RB Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore killed in crash


University of Cincinnati running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday.

A Cincinnati Police Department spokesperson said Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was on his motorcycle when a car crossed two lanes of traffic and struck him, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The school has confirmed the death and released a statement from Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville.

"Our football program and University has suffered another great tragedy," Tuberville's statement read. "I'm a father first and a coach second and it's always hard to put your thoughts into words during times like these. Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Kennedy-Palmore had made the roster through a walk-on program.

According to Cincinnati police, the accident occurred near the intersection of Vine Street and Forest Avenue. The school said Kennedy-Palmore was wearing proper protective equipment for motorcycle operators, and was taken to UC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Bearcats visit Ohio State on Saturday.

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