COPPERAS COVE — Police have released the name of a Killeen woman who died in a Friday morning accident involving two vehicles on Business Highway 190.

Alisha Kristen Brown, 23, driver of a 2005 Volkswagen Passat, died from her injuries and was pronounced dead by Judge William “Bill” Price.

One of Brown’s friends has set up a GoFundMe account to help defray funeral costs and help with Brown’s 3-year-old daughter’s needs:

“Alisha was one of a kind,” friend Mariah Bernardez said on Facebook. “She instantly would brighten up the darkest room. She didn’t know a stranger; (the) first time meeting her would feel like you knew her for years. She was truly beautiful inside and out. I can’t express how amazing she was.”

She said Brown was a full-time student, employee and mother.

Friend Kayla Sierra said Brown’s sister set up a GoFundMe account at

“The struggles of life for her never impeded on those around her,” Sierra said in an email. “If she didn’t have a vehicle, she’d find a ride. If she didn’t have money, she’d work harder. If she felt hopeless, she’d pray harder. All of these virtues are what we (everybody around her/ who knew her) adored about her.”

The accident occurred at 7 a.m. Friday morning in the 1200 block of East Business Highway 190 near the Extraco Bank. According to the police report, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat was traveling east when it crossed over the center median into the oncoming westbound lane. The Volkswagen collided head-on with a 2014 Toyota Camry traveling west.

The operator of the Toyota Camry, a 20-year-old female, was transported by helicopter to Scott & White Hospital with injuries. Her name still has not been released at this time.

Cove police are continuing to investigate the incident and said further information will be released as it becomes available.

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