Howard University student dies days after crash on campus

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WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — A freshman at Howard University died Sunday, days after a car crash on campus.

Mohamed Samura of Fredericksburg, Va. was Computer Information Systems major, according to a statement from Howard University President Ben Vinson III, Ph.D.

The incident involving Samura happened on Thursday, April 11 at Fairmont and 6th streets.

Vinson said Samura, who was on the School of Business Dean’s List, “demonstrated great skills as a member of the University’s award-winning ESports Team.”

The president expressed condolences on behalf of the school.

“May they find solace in the cherished moments shared with him,” Vinson wrote.

The Howard community planned to gather at the university’s flagpole on the main campus at 6 p.m. Monday to honor Samura.

Vinson reminded everyone that students could access support services by calling the University Counseling Service (UCS) at (202) 806-6870 and said that support was available for staff and faculty members through the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Car hits person, wall at Howard University

DC Fire and EMS posted about the crash on April 11, the day that it happened. The post said that a car hit a pedestrian. An image that accompanied the post showed the car after it hit a wall across from the Howard University School of Business.

In the post, DC Fire and EMS said the pedestrian had injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

(DC Fire and EMS via X/@dcfireems)
(DC Fire and EMS via X/@dcfireems)

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