DePaul student killed in car accident

Kenneth Collins, a DePaul Ph.D. student, was killed Friday morning after a car hit him outside of Roseland Hospital, according to Chicago Tribune and ABC 7 News.

Collins, 43, was a youth counselor for the hospital, and was writing his thesis on how to prevent African-American men from incarceration. Collins was at the hospital on Friday to receive his paycheck, which he reportedly planned to use on an engagement ring for his girlfriend.

The driver that struck Collins remained at the scene, and told police he lost control of his vehicle.

Alice Butler-Collins, Kenneth’s mother, told the Chicago Tribune her son’s death was a “tragic accident.”