Donations help UGA student raise money for new car - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Donations help UGA student raise money for new car

Ashley Isom (Source: WMC Action News 5) Ashley Isom (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A college student who lost her vehicle after a Midtown car theft and crash one week ago will be getting a new ride. 

Ashley Isom's car was stolen outside of Planet Fitness off Poplar Avenue last Thursday, Aug. 3. 

The suspect, Richard Hughes, crashed and died just two blocks away. 

Ashley said her heart sank when she saw her car was gone. 

“It was more than just a car,” Ashley said. “That was hours, days, weeks, months of just working, so just knowing that it was just taken from me in a matter of minutes was just, I don't know, it just kind of hit me.”

Ashley needed her car to get back to class at the University of Georgia, and she turned to GoFundMe.

People donated more than $2,800, which she says is enough to get a new car for the start of school.

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