WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Hundreds gather at UT Tower to mourn student killed in crash


11:45 p.m. update: Students at the University of Texas who knew 21-year-old Nancy-Jane David mourned her this week after learning she was killed in a crash while she was riding a moped near Mueller on Monday evening.

“We’ve all been shaken to our core,” said her friend Caroline Phillips, also a UT student.

Hundreds of students gathered at the base of the University of Texas Tower on Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil for David, a UT junior who, according to people who knew her, was a generous friend who was working toward becoming an occupational therapist.

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7:30 p.m. update: University of Texas sorority Chi Omega will hold a candlelight ceremony Wednesday at 8 p.m. in honor of UT junior Nancy-Jane David, who Austin police say was killed earlier this week in a crash with a school bus on Manor Road. 

The event, which will  be open to the public, will take place in front of the University of Texas Tower. 

Follow American-Statesman Katie Hall, who will live-tweet the event.

Earlier: A University of Texas junior who was killed in a crash with a school bus on Manor Road on Monday had swerved into oncoming traffic just before the head-on collision, Austin police said on Wednesday.

Police said 21-year-old Nancy-Jane David was headed south in the 3700 block of Manor Road around 7:19 p.m. when she slammed into the bus.

Police said the bus was owned by an individual and not affiliated with any school or organization. The driver stopped after the crash and remained at the scene until police arrived.

The crash marked the 22nd traffic fatality in Austin in 2017.

Members of the Chi Omega sorority at UT identified David earlier this week as a junior at the university.

The group plans to hold a candlelight ceremony at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in front of the UT tower, a post on the group’s Facebook page said.

Police are still investigating the crash and are asking anyone with additional information to call the Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-6935.


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