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UC football player killed in motorcycle accident

University of Cincinnati football running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed on Thursday riding his motorcycle on Vine Street. (Photo: ESPN.com) University of Cincinnati football running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed on Thursday riding his motorcycle on Vine Street. (Photo: ESPN.com)
The scene of the accident was blocked off for several hours while police investigated. (FOX19 photo) The scene of the accident was blocked off for several hours while police investigated. (FOX19 photo)
University of Cincinnati football running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed on Thursday riding his motorcycle on Vine Street. (Photo: Chamoda kennedy-Palmore Instagram) University of Cincinnati football running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed on Thursday riding his motorcycle on Vine Street. (Photo: Chamoda kennedy-Palmore Instagram)
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

Officials have identified the motorcyclist killed in an Avondale accident on Thursday as Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, a UC football player and Lakota East High School graduate.

Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was struck by a Honda Element around 1:30 p.m. while riding a motorcycle on Vine Street at Forest Avenue. Authorities say the driver had failed to yield the right-of-way when turning in to a parking lot. 

He was transported to UC Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle, identified by police as 47-year-old Sherry Smith-Martin, was transported to the hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.

Officials said Kennedy-Palmore was wearing a helmet and appropriate protective gear at the time of the accident.

Kennedy-Palmore, a redshirt freshman walk-on, was added to the University of Cincinnati Football roster after the first game, according to a spokesperson from UC Athletics. He graduated from Lakota East in 2013.

"He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family," said UC Football Coach Tommy Tuberville. The team reportedly received news of Kennedy-Palmore's death after practice Thursday.

Saturday's game against Ohio State is still on as scheduled, officials say.

Vine Street between Gleneste and Woolper was closed for several hours as Cincinnati Police investigated. It has since reopened.

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