Alcorn Professor dies in Vicksburg motorcycle crash

Dr. Noland Boyd

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — An Alcorn State University professor is dead after a motorcycle crash over the weekend.

Vicksburg Police said the accident happened Sunday around 12:30 a.m. on Highway 61 South.

50-year-old Dr. Noland Boyd was hit from behind. Boyd was a Chemistry professor at ASU. He was ejected from his motorcycle and he landed in the median. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

17-year-old Kevin Williams Jr. was driving the car that hit Boyd, police said.

The accident is still under investigation.

Alcorn released this statement about his death:

Alcorn State University associate professor of chemistry Dr. Noland Boyd died in a fatal accident on Highway 61 in Vicksburg.

Alcorn President Alfred Rankins Jr. said Dr. Boyd’s presence will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

“Boyd was beloved by his students and a respected member of the Department of Chemistry and Physics,” said Rankins. “We are sadden to hear of his passing. Our prayers and hearts are with his family.”

Boyd is survived by his wife Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, who is also a member of the faculty at Alcorn.

The Alcorn family grieves with and extends heartfelt condolences to the Boyd family.

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