Bicyclist killed in traffic accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Bicyclist killed in traffic accident

Aaron Ross Aaron Ross
SWISHER COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 20-year-old Wayland Baptist University student who was killed in a traffic accident Sunday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Aaron Ross of Tulia was riding his bicycle northbound on the outside lane of US 87 just south of CR 8, 6 miles south of Tulia at 3:47p.m.

A 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Adeline Chapa Cruz of Tulia then struck Ross from behind. He was wearing a helmet. Ross was airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. Shortly after he was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m.

DPS says no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Wayland Baptist will hold a memorial service for Ross during their weekly chapel service at 11 a.m. in the Harral Memorial Auditorium Wednesday.

The university president Dr. Paul Armes released a statement, "The Ross family is a very special part of Wayland Baptist University. We are deeply saddened and grieved by Aaron's loss. He was a fine young man who was known and loved by many at our school. The prayers and thoughts of the entire university are extended to his wonderful family".

Ross majored in molecular biology at Wayland in PLainview. His twin brother Jarrett is also a student at Wayland.

Funeral services are pending with Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia.

Copyright 2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11.


 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

    Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:43:29 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:58:58 GMT
    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer. (Source: Baltimore County Police/CNN)A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer. (Source: Baltimore County Police/CNN)

    The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was run over by a Jeep and fatally injured, authorities say.

    The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was run over by a Jeep and fatally injured, authorities say.

  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:34:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:58:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

  • The Latest: Trump doesn't like Kim Jong Un's attitude change

    The Latest: Trump doesn't like Kim Jong Un's attitude change

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:32:52 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:57:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, a news vendor counts her money near a stack of newspapers with a photo of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on its front page  in Singapore. U.S. We...(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, a news vendor counts her money near a stack of newspapers with a photo of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on its front page in Singapore. U.S. We...

    President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still weeks away, but a colorful commemorative coin of the two leaders is ready to go.

    President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still weeks away, but a colorful commemorative coin of the two leaders is ready to go.

Powered by Frankly