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Jackson State Band member remembered after deadly car crash

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The outpouring of prayers and condolences continue, a day after Jackson State band member Devon Mannery was killed in an I-55 accident. 

Devon was 20-years-old when he died, but in the short time he made a big impact on so many and today he was remembered through the power of music.

Music echoed throughout Jackson State University's Campus Tuesday. The Sonic Boom of the South honored and remembered the life of one of their own, Junior Devon Mannery.  

“He always wanted to be in Jackson's State band since he was little boy," said his cousin, Crystal Williams. "He got his first drums when he was little and that is all he ever wanted to do and he got to fulfill his dream to march in the Sonic Boom.”  

Devon played in the band for two years, becoming a standout in the drum line until his life was cut short Monday. Investigators say Devon's car cut in front a delivery truck on the right shoulder of Interstate 55 and the two vehicles collided.

“He will truly be missed because he was a part of us,” said friend Ashton Oliver.

When Devon wasn't playing the drums, he was in the community volunteering and helping mentor young people.

“He was somebody. He was a really inspiring person. He was really good at what he does,”  said band member Lakayla Poindexter.

Now as loved ones of Devon pray for strength during this extremely difficult time, they promise to carry on his memory in their hearts and through song.

Devon's family is planning a vigil this week on Jackson State's campus.

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