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Shaw University student killed in Raleigh motorcycle wreck

Posted August 20, 2015 11:18 a.m. EDT

— A 26-year-old student at Shaw University died Wednesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle on Carthage Circle in Raleigh.

According to investigators, Bryant D. Williams, of Jessup, Ga., lost control of his Yamaha motorcycle and crashed at the intersection of Carthage Cirle and Piedmont Drive. He was taken to WakeMed, where he later died.

No information about the cause of the wreck has been released, but an investigation is ongoing.

Shaw officials said Williams was a third-year student majoring in Recreation Management.

"Anytime we lose a Bear, it is saddening. But to lost one as young and promising as Bryant is heartbreaking," Shaw President Tashni Dubroy said in a statement. "To say that this is a shock to the Shaw University family is huge understatement. Bryant's death reminds us of the rich relationships that we have at Shaw University. During the remainder of the semester, we can honor Bryant by continuing to nurture and cultivate those relationships. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryant’s family right now."

A prayer vigil for Williams will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel on Shaw's campus.