ASU student killed in auto accident

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Teammates and classmates are mourning the loss of a student athlete Tuesday.

Richelle Jones, 18, was killed Monday night after her car slammed into a tree and overturned. The accident happened on Alabama 21 near Camden.

The Selma native was a freshman at Alabama State University where she was studying physical therapy .

She was also an up-and-coming player on the ASU basketball team, playing in eight games this season.

Coach Freida Jackson says she is heart-broken by the news. Jackson says Richelle was a wonderful young woman, a model student, and would have a been a standout player in the coming years.

Coach Jackson says she had the chance to talk with the players and Richelle's family.

WSFA 12 News will have complete details, including more reaction from ASU WSFA 12 News at 5 and 6.