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.
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