B-CU students hold vigil for tennis player who died in accident

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The parents of Juan Munoz were among the hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil at Bethune-Cookman.(PHOTO BY JOHN REEVES/B-CU)

The parents of Juan Munoz were among the hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil at Bethune-Cookman.
(PHOTO BY JOHN REEVES/B-CU)

Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University students gathered Sunday night at the school for a candlelight vigil for fellow student Juan Munoz from Columbia who was killed Sept. 15 in a motorcycle accident.

Munoz, a junior business major, also was on B-CU’s tennis team and was called by the university an “outstanding tennis player.’’

He was driving his 2007 Yamaha heading west on International Speedway Boulevard just after 8 p.m. when he collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Family members traveled from Colombia and the service was translated into Spanish for them.  Tears streamed down his mother’s face as she lit the first candle. Photos of her son were presented to her.

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