MADISON, Wis. - A Madison College counselor for nearly two decades was killed in a Texas motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.
Texas newspaper The Amarillo Globe-News reported that Alfonso "Al" Studesville Jr., 67, and his wife Janet Studesville, 68, both of Madison, were killed in a wreck with a tractor-trailer in Sherman County, Texas.
Al Studesville was a counselor in the Counseling and College Success Department at Madison College for 19 years, according to the college.
The tractor-trailer crossed over into the oncoming lane and hit the motorcycle head-on.
The Madison College Vice President for Student Development Keith Cornille said in a statement Wednesday that Alfonso Studesville had a warm heart and will be "remembered at Madison College for his good humor, hearty laugh, genuine interest in everyone he met and his gift for telling stories."
"To say he changed the lives of tens of thousands of students during his 19 years at the college through his service as a counselor ... is not overstating his impact," Cornille said.
Al and Jan Studesville were also parents of Denver Broncos' running backs Coach Eric Studesville. In a statement Wednesday, the NFL team said it was deeply saddened:
"Our most heartfelt condolences go to Eric Studesville and his entire family following the tragic loss of his parents, Al and Jan Studesville," the statement said. "We were devastated to learn of their passing today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and his family, and our organization will support them however possible during this difficult time."
Funeral arrangements for the couple are pending.
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