Nick Davis, a 21-year-old senior economics and business major at Westmont College, died in a motorcycle accident late Tuesday night on Cold Springs Road. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic death,” said school president Gayle Beebe in a prepared statement. “Our hearts and prayers go out to Nick’s family and friends, and our Student Life and counseling staff members are available to meet with students struggling with this loss.”
According to CHP investigators, Davis was traveling southbound on Cold Springs Road “at a speed estimated to be in excess of 100 mph” when he lost control of his 2004 Honda CBR600 near the campus’s south exit. He was ejected from the bike, which crashed into a tree and caught fire. Davis was wearing a helmet, said authorities, but suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was declared dead at the scene by first responders. It’s not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash, said authorities, who explained they continue to investigate the incident.
From Pacific Grove, Davis was remembered by the Westmont community during the school’s Wednesday chapel program. Watch it below.