According to al.com, the student killed has been identified as Benjamin Henley Carr, 21.
Carr is reported to have died when he lost control of his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and struck three other vehicles before his automobile came to rest upside down off of the road.
Police are still investigating the cause(s) of the accident, which occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. off of South College Street on Shug Jordan Parkway.
WLTZ quoted Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson confirming the fatality.
"We had one fatality. One Auburn University student was killed," Dawson said.