Alcorn State chemistry professor Noland Boyd killed in wreck

Dr. Noland Boyd
Dr. Noland Boyd

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — An Alcorn State University associate professor riding his motorcycle over the weekend was killed by a teenage driver, according to authorities.

The Vicksburg Post reports Dr. Noland Boyd was apparently struck from behind by a car driven by 17-year-old Kevin Williams Jr., also of Vicksburg. The accident happened about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 61 South.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says the 50-year-old Boyd was declared dead at the scene. Police say Boyd was ejected and landed in the median. Accident reconstruction specialists with the Mississippi Highway Patrol were on scene Monday.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong says Williams was treated and released from Merit Health River Region Medical Center. He says an unidentified passenger was not injured.

Alcorn President Alfred Rankins Jr. in a statement said Boyd’s presence will be missed.