Winston-Salem State University Football Player Killed in Car Accident back on Saturday

from John Dell with the Winston-Salem Journal at

Freshman Johnathon Gilmore, a backup tight end at Winston-Salem State who is from the Fayetteville area, died in a car wreck on Saturday afternoon.

According to his mother, Tina Ward, the accident happened around 4 p.m. in Fayetteville.

Gilmore, who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, played sparingly this past season, appearing mostly on special teams.

Ward said that her son loved it at WSSU and was happy in college.

“He was home to see his high school (South View) play in a playoff game on Friday night,” Ward said by phone on Sunday afternoon.

Ward said that South View’s coach, Rodney Brewington, had already been to their house on Sunday afternoon.

“Coach came by and talked to us and said that Johnathan was right on the sidelines for Friday’s game,” Ward said. “I know when he came home he was so excited that they won.”

Ward said Brewington indicated there would be a memorial service of some kind at South View on Saturday.

Read more on this tragic accident when you CLICK HERE for John Dell, at the WS Journal….