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Tabor student dies in car crash

The Tabor College community was saddened Monday in hearing of the death of one of their own.

Marcus Patrick Manny, 23, a senior from Dallas, Texas, and a kicker on the Tabor College football team, died Sunday as a result of a one-car crash on I-35 near Tonkawa, Okla.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Manny was northbound about 6:15 p.m. Sunday when he ran off the road, over-corrected, hit an embankment, and flipped his 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

A prayer service was held Monday in the Chapel Auditorium. A campus-wide memorial service is being planned.

Head football coach Mike Gottsch said Manny was a competitor in every sense of the word.

“Marcus was a tremendous senior leader for our young team,” he said. “He was well-respected by everyone for his persistence and positive nature. I will always remember him as a genuine caring, passionate, and kind individual. He was a fierce competitor but who competed with a smile on his face.”

Manny was born Oct. 7, 1985, and was the son of Roland and Patricia Miranda.

Last modified Feb. 26, 2009