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McMurry player Cole III killed in traffic accident

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 13, 2014 at 6:19 am •  Published: August 13, 2014

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — McMurry University running back Billy Cole III has been killed in a traffic accident while headed to Abilene for the start of preseason practice.

McMurry officials late Tuesday announced the death of Cole, who was a junior from Sachse (SAK'-see). Further details on the accident weren't immediately released.

Coach Lance Hinson says the first concern is for Cole's family, loved ones and teammates.

Wednesday's start of practice was closed to the media.