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College Student From Texas Dies On Way Back To Campus

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (January 13, 2014) Kailey Massey, 20, of Spring, died of injuries she suffered while driving to Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for the start of the spring semester.

Massey died in a collision Saturday afternoon on Interstate 30 near Arkadelphia, Ark., the university said on its website.

She was eastbound on the interstate at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when her vehicle crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer, a state police report said.

The truck’s driver wasn’t injured, the report said.

Massey was a junior communication sciences and disorders major, the university said.

She was the second Harding student from Texas to die over the holiday.

Graduate student Lauren Bump, 24, was found dead on New Year’s Eve in a park in San Antonio.

Christian Ivan Bautista, 29, was charged with murder in her death and was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Two people walking in the park found Bump’s body at around 5:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on a paved trail in O. P. Schnabel Park, a police report says.

Her family lives a few miles from the park.

Investigators think Bump was exercising or just walking, San Antonio police Chief William McManus said.

Bautista was arrested after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the same park.

Bump was scheduled to graduate in May from the physician assistant program at the private liberal arts school, which is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

She received an undergraduate degree from McMurry University in Abilene.


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