Earlier this week, 25-year-old Nicholas Spiva, who was a physics student, died in a motorcycle accident.
Florida Institute of Technology students, administrators and staff are in sorrow again because one student died before this incident.
On Monday, Nicholas Spiva was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a car around 6:40 p.m. on Dairy Road near the intersection of Eber Boulevard in Melbourne, told FHP. 83-year-old Michaeleen Blair was driving the 2006 Hyundai and he did not sustain any injury in the accident.
According to investigators, Blair was traveling north on Dairy Road when she tried a left turn onto Eber with a yellow light. The front of her vehicle then hit Spiva. He was wearing a helmet as was riding a 2004 Kawasaki and going south as shown by the reports.
Florida Tech’s dean of students told about the tragic accident to the faculty, staff and students and also told Spiva’s plans to attend graduate school. The statement showed that Spiva had planned to do research on general relativity and gravity.
Rodney Bowers, dean of students said, “This is a terrible loss and we grieve with those closest to Nick. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family, friends, and classmates”.
21-year-old Alex Brack, who was a kicker for 3 years on the Panther football team and a civil engineering major, died in a motor vehicle crash while visiting friends and family in DeFuniak Springs in the Florida panhandle. He died before Spiva.
A campus memorial is being planned but Funeral arrangements have not been finalized for Spiva.
A donation box to help Spiva’s family with funeral costs was also set up on campus.
The reason of the accident is still under investigation.
No individual was charged for the accident.
News Source: www.FloridaToday.com