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Furman Lacrosse Student Assistant Jackson Roberts Passed Away In Tragic Motorcycle Accident On Friday Night.

The accident occurred on Friday evening in Greenville, SC.

Saturday was a sad day for all Furman supporters, as Furman lacrosse announced that student assistant coach Jackson Roberts passed away on Friday evening in a tragic accident.

Furman’s Athletic Director Mike Buddie and Furman President Elizabeth Davis also released messages of condolences about the news.

It is with great sorrow that Furman University reports the death of student Jackson Roberts, an economics and politics...

Posted by Furman University on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Multiple reports out of Greenville, SC confirmed the news. IL also did a post about the news. In an article from Fox Carolina, the Greenville County Coroner and Greenville City Police Department stated that the accident occurred on Friday evening on Poinsett Highway in South Carolina:

Per the coroner, the motorcyclist was involved in a collision around 10 p.m. on Poinsett Highway at Rutherford Road. The 22-year-old male from Memphis, TN was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries at approximately 11:57 p.m.

WSPA channel 7 reported that Jackson was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Roberts was originally from Memphis, Tennessee and went to high school at Memphis University School. Many team accounts passed along messages of support after Furman released the news.