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Local marine killed before college graduation

An Iraq War veteran was killed just a few hours before he was supposed to receive his college degree.

30 Year old Paul Davidson III was originally from Lemont.

He was on his motorcycle in Urbana, when he was hit by a car and killed Friday night.

His mother tells the Chicago Tribune that he was going for a haircut.

Davidson was set to recieve his degree in architecture from the University of Illinois, the next morning.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police reports indicate that Paul Davidson was not at fault in the accident.

A visitation will be held Thursday afternoon and evening at Calvary Church in Lemont, followed by a full military service at the church Friday at 10 a.m.

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