Liberty University student killed in single-vehicle accident

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Liberty University is mourning the loss of 24-year-old Porchia Henderson who died in a car accident on Sunday, January 7th.

According to a release from Liberty University, Henderson was traveling north on Route 29 near Altavista around 8:30 a.m. when her car ran off the side of the road and into a tree. She died at the scene.

Henderson was President of the Liberty University chapter of Bridging the Gap Urban Ministries (BTGUM), which serves the community and participates in service projects, discipleship, and other outreach efforts, according to the release.

"She had such a bright personality. She was loving and kind. She loved children. She worked at the Jerry Falwell Library but also had side jobs in daycare. She just loved helping to raise children and the children loved her," said Jodie Walton, BTGUM's President.

"Porchia was clearly loved," said Jerry Falwell, president, Liberty University. "Her loss has been difficult on many friends here."

Henderson was studying exercise science and set to graduate this May.