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Benedict student Marlon Black. Photo courtesy of Benedict College

The Benedict College community is mourning the loss of one of their students Sunday evening. College officials notified the public that student Marlon Black died due to injuries he sustained after a car accident on I-77 early Sunday morning.

Black was majoring in sports management and was a Benedict football player.

College officials released a statement following his death:

"The Benedict College family is heartbroken about the untimely death of Mr. Marlon Black. Unfortunately, Mr. Black succumbed to his injuries after an early Sunday morning car accident on I-77.

Please join Benedict College in praying for its fallen Tiger, Mr. Black, #55. He was a defensive tackle on the Benedict College Football team. The sophomore transfer student from Tennessee State University was majoring in sport management. He played in the successful scrimmage game against North Greenville University in March.

Grief counseling and support are being offered to members of the football team and the student body beginning today and throughout the week."

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