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Maine Football Player Passes Away In Motorcycle Accident

Jul 11, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

Charles Kyeremeh, a 20-year-old University of Maine sophomore and member of the Black Bear football team, was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident near Donaldson, Penn.

“Charles was an outstanding young man who had a bright future, both on and off the football field,” says Coach Jack Cosgrove. “He was an important part of our team, and we are all devastated by this tragedy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Charles’ family and friends during this difficult time.”

More details about the accident are on the Lebanon Daily News website.

Kyeremeh, who red-shirted during the 2010 season, was an honor roll student and star running back at Cedar Crest High High School in Lebanon, Penn.

“The death of a student is devastating to our community, and we are all saddened to learn of Charles’ passing,” says UMaine Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Robert Dana.  “His teammates and friends should take comfort in knowing that we are all here to provide support as needed.”

Counseling services are available to members of the UMaine community affected by Kyeremeh’s death.  The phone number for the UMaine Counseling Center is (207) 581-1392; the Employee Assistance Program is reachable at (207) 581-4014.