Driver charged in wreck that killed former WSSU basketball player

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Jillian Rose Charlet, 22

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was charged Wednesday in connection with a deadly single-car crash that killed a former Winston-Salem State University basketball player nearly two months ago.

Vince Sherman Williams Jr., 27, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle and felony serious injury by vehicle in the March 28 crash that killed Jillian Rose Charlet, 29, and injured Choloe Claudette Morse, 22.

Police said Williams was driving a 2005 Honda Civic in the 3700 block of North Cherry Street when he lost control while approaching the intersection at Reynolds Boulevard and crashed into a telephone pole around 2:30 that morning.

Charlet was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, while Morse and Williams were both taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with injuries that were described only as non-life threatening.

Police previously said alcohol and speed appeared to be contributing factors in the crash.

At the time, Charlet was an accounting major set to graduate in May.  She last played for the Rams during the 2010-2011 season and attended New Washington High School in Mabe, Indiana.

Williams was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.  He has a trial date slated for June 8.