A 19-year-old student who attended State Fair Community College was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday evening in Dallas County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Devon Grose, of Sedalia, was traveling on U.S. Highway 65, two miles south of Louisburg, when he failed to negotiate a curve and his motorcycle traveled off the right side of the roadway. His vehicle became airborne and then struck a utility pole, causing Grose to be ejected from the vehicle.
The report indicates Grose was wearing a safety device at the time of the accident.
Grose was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedic Mark Amorose at 10:17 p.m.
Grose was a freshman studying computer science at SFCC.
“We hate the loss of any student,” Dean of Student Academic Support Services at SFCC Dr. Joseph Gilgour said. “We will of course try to provide support and counseling for any students who may need our help.
“We spoke to his class this morning and his instructors to offer our support,” Gilgour added. “Any students who need assistance should come to student services to make arrangements to speak to a counselor.”
Grose graduated from Sacred Heart High School last year and was well liked, according to SHS Principal Dr. Gary Manning.
“I only knew Devon for a year but during that time he impressed me as someone who was a very hard worker who always had goals set and things he wanted to accomplish,” Manning said. “He was involved in many activities here at the school and was awarded a scholarship to attend State Fair.
“He was on our soccer team and had a lot of friends,” Manning added. “We will miss him tremendously and our prayers go out to his family during this time.”
Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.
Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484