A Hardin-Simmons senior died in a car accident early Sunday morning in the 100 block of East Ambler, near Will Hair Park.
According to a report from the Abilene Police Department, evidence indicated Taylor Huff was walking on the south side of Amber, in the outside lane, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east-bound. Huff was wearing dark clothing at the time of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no signs that the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.
“We were saddened to learn of Taylor Huff’s death,” Hardin-Simmons University president, Dr. Lanny Hall, said Sunday on the school’s website. “We are praying for God to comfort his family and friends during this difficult time.”
The 21-year-old Huff was an exercise science major and played receiver on the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys team, according to the university website.
The Cowboys team met Sunday afternoon to announce the tragic news to players who had not heard and to offer support.
John Neese, director of HSU athletics, said the athletic department sends their thoughts and prayers to Taylor’s family and friends as they deal with Sunday’s events.
“Taylor had a positive presence on our campus and one that will be missed,” Neese said.