McNeese freshman succumbs to her injuries

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The family of McNeese freshman Ashlea Richard says that she has died from the injuries she received when she was hit by a car while crossing McNeese Street on Monday morning.

The following statement was released by family members of Ashlea on Wednesday morning: "Ashlea has passed and has gone on to give the gift of life to others. The family requests that you honor their privacy at this time."

The 19-year-old McNeese freshman from Welsh was hit by a motorist while crossing McNeese Street around 7:30 on Monday morning.

McNeese State University President Dr. Philip Williams issued the following statement: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of one of our students, Ashlea Richard. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends."

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