Woman killed in east Austin moped crash was UT student

Nancy-Jane David
Nancy-Jane David (TXDL Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas confirmed Wednesday morning that a junior at the school was killed Monday evening in a moped crash.

A university spokesperson said Nancy-Jane David, 21, was on her moped when she collided with a bus in the 4500 block of Manor near Lovell Drive, at 7:19 p.m. Austin police say David was traveling southbound on Manor Road when for an unknown reason she swerved and ran head-on into a bus in the northbound lanes.

Nancy-Jane David
Nancy-Jane David (TXDL Photo)

The driver of the bus, which is used as a personal vehicle, stayed at the scene.

David, a Chi Omega sister, will be honored with a vigil Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the university tower.

The sorority posted a message on their Facebook expressing grief after the crash:

We are saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of our Chi Omega sister Nancy-Jane David. Nancy-Jane was a Junior at The University of Texas at Austin and a member of Pledge Class 2014. She had the kindest spirit, and showed utmost sincerity and love for everyone around her. She was beautiful, pure, adventurous, positive, and joyful. Nancy-Jane has shown all of her Chi Omega sisters what it means to be a Chi Omega, embodying the Symphony in all aspects of her life. She has taught us that life is precious and beautiful, and meant to be explored, embraced, enjoyed, and celebrated. Her positivity was contagious, and the way she cherished those around her was a true example for her friends. She perfected the role as Asst. New Member Educator where she utilized her gifts to pour into our freshman pledge class, giving time and energy to each of them. Our members are heartbroken at the loss of such a perfect, beautiful human that was taken from us too soon.

We ask that you please respect the privacy of Nancy-Jane’s family and the Iota Chapter during such a sensitive time, and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

We will be holding a candlelight ceremony in front of The University of Texas tower Wednesday evening at 8pm. This will be open to the public for anyone that would like to mourn the loss of our dear Nancy-Jane.

Forever in our hearts, NJ.

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