Maywood Man Killed in Car Accident En Route to Illinois State University

Bryan Snow.pngMonday, October 24, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Medical examiner officials with the McLean County Coroner identified a man who was killed in a single-car crash last Friday on Interstate 55 as Maywood resident  Bryan Snow, Jr. (pictured left), according to a report by the Pantagraph newspaper.

Snow was pronounced dead on Saturday at 12:22 a.m., the paper reported yesterday.

“Preliminary autopsy results indicated he died of head injuries suffered when the car left the roadway and rolled over, [McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis] said,” the Pantagraph reports. “Toxicology tests are pending, she said.”

Snow was a former student at Illinois State University, who was reportedly still active and beloved on campus, ISU’s campus newspaper, the Vidette, reported.

Snow’s Facebook account suggests he may have graduated from Proviso Math and Science Academy, but this hasn’t yet been confirmed by school officials, who weren’t immediately available for comment.

The Vidette reports that Snow had been returning to campus from Maywood at the time of the fatal crash, which also involved a woman who was transported to a nearby hospital, the Pantagraph reports.

The coroner’s office and the Illinois State Police are still investigating the accident.

“Meanwhile, friends and others who knew of Snow shared memories in a dedication to his life in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center over the weekend,” the Vidette reports.

“Snow showed his love of poetry by performing his own pieces at open mic,” the paper noted. “Some of the topics he addressed was what it is like being an African-American living in America and holding on to faith in the darkest times of your life.”

To read more recollections of Snow by his close friends and colleagues, click here. To read the full Pantagraph report, click here. VFP

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