Asia Rhines-Malone is a close friend of the 25-year-old woman who was killed in this crash.
“I don’t want to get choked up, but I’ve been crying all day. I just…I’m going to miss her. I’m going to miss her,” Rhines-Malone said.
Rhines-Malone tells FOX6 News the 25-year-old woman killed is Destinee Blue. Rhines-Malone says she was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by her 40-year-old boyfriend.
“It’s just so hard to lose someone like that — who has so much to give to this community. Milwaukee needs it right now. To have her taken away — it’s a hard blow. It’s just tragic to me that she lost her life at such a young age — and she was on such a great path — doing positive stuff in this community,” Rhines-Malone said.
Rhines-Malone says Blue has been a rising basketball star since high school. The two were rivals on the court — and friends everywhere else.
“She went to Vincent. She won two state championships. She coached at Riverside last year. I think they won a championship,” Rhines-Malone said.
Rhines-Malone says Blue mentored young women with an interest in playing ball.
Next month, Blue was set to join an international league in Puerto Rico.
“I`m sad for her and for the other victim`s family. I know Milwaukee is hurting and we`re going to miss her. We`re going to miss her,” Rhines-Malone said.
Police are saying speed may have been a factor in this crash.