SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — A Sand Springs alum and former school basketball player was killed in a truck accident on May 4.

Around 3 a.m., 21-year-old Davon Richardson was driving a box truck when he went off State Highway 11 and into a tree. When the truck collided with the tree, it caught fire and Richardson died at the scene.

Davon was a beloved son, brother, friend and basketball player. Davon graduated from Sand Springs High School in 2020.

He scored a total of 1,331 points during his high school basketball career and began playing for the University of Central Oklahoma, according to the university's website

At the time of his accident, his family said he had been taking time off from school, but planned on returning in the fall.

A celebration of life will be held for Davon at Olivet Baptist Church in Tulsa on May 18 at 2 p.m. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite sports jersey or team apparel in honor of Davon's love of sports.

Instead of flowers, donations are being accepted to the Davon Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will help young athletes in the community. You can send funds through CashApp to $DRICHMEMSCHOLARSHIP or send a check.

Send checks to:

Sand Springs Schools-Gift Fund

Designate "Davon Richardson Memorial Scholarship" in check memo

C/O Kristie Newbie

11 W. Broadway

Sand Springs, OK 74063

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