Tragic Accident Takes the Life of Senior Trey Rich


It is with great sadness that the Belhaven Athletics Department announces the tragic passing of Trey Rich, a senior from Memphis, Tennessee.  Rich, a member of the Belhaven Blazers Football team, was killed on Christmas Eve after being struck by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle on Old Highway 49 in Richland, Miss.

“The Blazers family is deeply saddened this evening to hear about the loss of one of our own,” said Belhaven Football Head Coach Hal Mumme.  Trey Rich was not only a great teammate, but he was even more so a great young man who was lost too soon. He worked tirelessly both on the field and in the classroom and set a standard of excellence among his fellow wide receivers and his teammates. Though above all this, Trey’s infectious smile will be missed.”

On the field during the 2014 season, Rich saw action in seven games at wide receiver and as a kick returner. He was a Sports Administration major at Belhaven.

“Our Belhaven University family is mourning the tragic death and loss of Trey Rich,” said Belhaven Vice President for Athletics Scott Little. “Trey was a well-respected young man among teammates and across campus, and we ask for prayers for his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Funeral arrangements are pending and details will be released as they become available.

2 thoughts on “Tragic Accident Takes the Life of Senior Trey Rich

  1. I am simply heartbroken to hear of this tragic news. I can hardly believe that this precious young man has been taken from us in this terrible way. Never again will I see Trey’s face light up with a smile and hear him say, “Hi, Mrs. Foncree.” Losing someone like Trey is a loss to his family, his generation, and to all of us. May God give strength and solace to his grief-stricken family and to all those who loved him. And may all those whom he touched remember him.
    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15, English Standard Version).

  2. I will miss Trey also, and regret not getting to know him better while he was at “the Haven.” Thanks Rose Mary for your timely and beautiful comments. This serves as a reminder to take advantage of precious moments/relationships that we have here on earth because we never know how long God has given us. May God bless Trey’s family as they grieve his passing.

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