Man sentenced in wreck that killed WSSU basketball player

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Vince Sherman Williams and Jillian Rose Charlet

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he caused a crash that killed a former Winston-Salem State University basketball player and injured another student.

Vince Sherman Williams, 27, of 4547 Greenmanor Road, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to felony death by motor vehicle in the death of Jillian Rose Charlet, 22, and felony serious injury by vehicle for injuries to Chloe Claudette Morse, 21.

Judge Gary Gavenus of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Williams to a total of four years and six months to seven years and three months on the two charges.

The wreck happened just after 2:30 a.m. on March 28. Williams was driving Morse’s 2005 Honda Civic. Morse and Charlet were roommates. Morse was in the front passenger seat, and Charlet was in the back passenger seat on the right, said Assistant District Attorney Matt Breeding.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.

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