Driver Charged in Crash That Killed ASU Student

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One student is dead after a crash occured on the campus of Alabama State University. It happened Monday, May 2nd on the 800 block of Jackson Street.

Demetrius Sherod Bell, of Greenville, Ala., was injured in a car accident on Monday and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested the driver in the single-vehicle crash that fatally injured her passenger, Bell.

MPD charged June Malaefou, 21, of Louisiana with one count of murder in connection with the crash. Malaefou was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where she was being held under a $50,000 bond.

MPD and Fire Medics responded to the crash scene at about 6:20 p.m..

The passenger was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver, Malaefou, was transported for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

MPD’s investigation indicates that the vehicle, a 2005 Ford Mustang, left the roadway and struck a tree. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

The investigation is continuing, and no additional information is currently available for release.

ASU offers prayers and condolences to his family, friends and to the student body on this tragic loss.

ASU is offering counseling services to its students, faculty and staff that have been impacted by this event. The services may be obtained by calling the ASU Counseling Center at 229-4382.

Stay with Alabama News Network for more on this developing story.



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