UK Alum Dies In Tragic Accident In Chicago

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Updated: 10/09/2012 12:30 am
  The son of University of Kentucky entomologist Dr. Lee Townsend was killed in an accident last week in Chicago. 
  Police said 32-year-old Neill Townsend, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, was riding his bike to work at a design firm Friday when someone opened the door of a parked car in front of him.
  Police said, to avoid hitting the car door, Townsend swerved right into the path of a semi-truck and was killed. 
  The driver of the car was cited for a traffic violation, according to police.


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