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Cincinnati football player killed in motorcycle accident

A Cincinnati Bearcats football player has died.

Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was reportedly struck and killed by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle Thursday, according to tweets from Brett Hoffland of FOX19 in Cincinnati on his Twitter account, @Fox19Brett.

Kennedy-Palmore was pronounced dead at the UC Medical Center after the accident, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m., according to a release from UC. He was wearing a helmet. The release said his teammates were informed of the incident after their Thursday practice.

Kennedy-Palmore was a redshirt-freshman walk-on running back from Liberty Township, Ohio. He graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013.

“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,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said in a released statement.

The death of Kennedy-Palmore comes just over a year after Cincinnati football player Ben Flick died in a one-vehicle accident Sept. 21, 2013.

The Bearcats are scheduled to take on the Buckeyes Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.


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