Hazell Stoudemire, the older brother of New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, died early Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 27 in Lake Wales, Fla.
Hazell Stoudemire was driving his 2007 Cadillac Escalade just after 1:30 a.m. Monday when he struck the back of a semi truck driven by 58-year-old Rupert A. Fairclough of Auburndale, Fla.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Hazell Stoudemire was traveling behind Fairclough at a high rate of speed and struck Faircloughs trailer while trying to pass Faircloughs truck.
Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene of the crash. Fairclough was not injured in the collision. It is currently unclear whether alcohol was involved, according to the report.
Amare Stoudemire, who was born in Lake Wales, won Florida's Mr. Basketball award in 2002 after he averaged 29.1 points and 15 rebounds and 6.1 blocked shots as a senior at Cypress Creek High School in Orlando.
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