Wilberforce student killed in crash identified


XENIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — The female student from Wilberforce University who was killed in an early morning crash in Greene County has been identified.

In a Facebook post, the university identified the victim as Alexandria Austin from Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Austin was a sophomore psychology major.

The university will hold a vigil for Austin at the Wilberforce Fountain of Prayer on Tuesday night at 5 p.m.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of N. Bickett Road and US-42.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says four female students from Wilberforce had just left the university when the crash happened.

OSP says the car was going west on N. Bickett Road towards US 42 when the driver lost control going around a curve and crashed into a tree.

Austin was killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. The three other students were taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

Careflight took two of the students to the hospital, while another was taken by ambulance. One of the students is in critical condition, according to fire officials at the scene.

OSP says all four students were wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.

A crash reconstruction team was set to come to the scene later on Tuesday morning to investigate the crash.

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