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La Salle grad, serviceman killed in Texas crash

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A La Salle High School graduate has died while serving with the U.S. Air Force in Texas.

Lt. Nicholas Taylor died Saturday in a crash in San Antonio.

"Nick had a skip in his step and an infectious smile that lit up the hallways of La Salle High School," reads a statement from the school. 

His parents said they feel service to our country was the joy of his life. 

He graduated from LaSalle in 2013. He then graduated from the University of Cincinnati.

He was on a training assignment in Texas when he died.

"His car hydroplaned. He lost control according to a witness and he hit a concrete pier," father Mark Taylor said. 

Nick was killed instantly and a parent's worse nightmare became reality. The La Salle High School grad would have been 23 in October.

"An eye witness who stopped found his cell phone and hit the emergency call button on the iPhone," Taylor said. 

Nick was very spiritual, and to honor his memory his parents will have services here at Crossroads, which he helped restore.

The have set up a fund to help others do as he did. You can go to any 5/3 Bank location and donate to the Nicholas Taylor Go Mission Fund. The fund is to help send students to other countries to help the less fortunate. 

"He used to always say, 'be the change that you want to see happen in the world,'" Taylor said. 

Visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, September 1 at Crossroads Uptown, 42 Calhoun Street. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2, at Crossroads Uptown followed by the burial with military honors in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

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