It was just last night after the New York Giant won the SuperBowl game that Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire tweeted:
Man oh man…However, miles away in Florida what he didn’t know what that his oldest brother was involved in a fatal car crash in which left him dead. You just never know what will happen next in life..Cherish those while you still have them.
Amare Stoudemire suffered a personal tragedy early Monday morning as reports confirmed his older brother, Hazell Stoudemire, was killed in a car accident.
There aren’t a lot of details available as of Monday morning, but the report indicates that the crash was due to Stoudemire driving at a high rate of speed.
The accident happened on Route 27 in Lake Wales. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stoudemire was driving at a “high rate of speed” when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer. He died on the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol says 35-year old Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt when he smashed into the big rig … and they are unsure if alcohol was a factor. [source]
Here’s the Empire State Bldg he was referring to in his tweet in which was lid up in blue for the Giants wining the Superbowl.
Wow…Please keep him and his family in prayers!