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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.
The Phoenix Suns drafted Amare Stoudemire with the ninth pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, and in July 2010, Stoudemire signed a five-year, 100 million free-agent contract with the Knicks. In 22 games this season, he has averaged 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
A Knicks spokesman said that Stoudemire will not play in Monday night's home game against the Utah Jazz, as he has traveled home to be with his family, and the team does not know when he will return. The Knicks travel to Washington, DC, for a game against the Wizards on Wednesday and return home to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
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The Knicks' superstar center will miss the team's game on Monday, so he can attend the funeral services of his brother, Hazell, who died early Monday morning in a car accident.
LAKE WALES, Fla. -- A brother of New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire died in a Florida car crash Monday after the SUV he was driving slammed into the back of a trailer. Authorities are still investigating and awaiting test results to find out if alcohol was a factor. The Florida Highway Patrol said 35-year-old Hazell Stoudemire was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene....
NEW YORK, Feb. 6 — Hazell Stoudemire, brother of New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, was killed in a car accident Monday in Florida, the team announced. Amare has traveled to Florida to join his family according to the team and a timetable for his return has not been given. Hazell, 35 was driving a
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) -- Officials said Monday that the brother of New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire has died in a car crash.
A Florida Highway Patrol report says Hazell Stoudemire was driving an SUV that crashed into the back of a trailer being towed by a truck early Monday morning. He had been driving on a highway in the heart of Florida's citrus country. The report says...
The brother of New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire died in a car accident early Monday morning in Florida, a team spokesman confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
The brother of Knicks star Amare Stoudemire was killed Monday in a Florida car crash. Hazell Stoudemire, 35, rammed his speeding 2007 Cadillac Escalade into the rear of a tractor-trailer on U.S. 27 in Lake Wales, officials said.
New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire will miss Monday's home game against Utah after the death of his brother.
A much-needed victory may have taken some of the pressure off coach Mike D'Antoni, but in order to record rare back-to-back wins the New York Knicks will have to overcome a big absence.
After his brother was killed early Monday in a car crash in Florida, Amare Stoudemire won't be available when the Knicks face the Utah Jazz later that evening at Madison Square Garden.
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A much-needed victory may have taken some of the pressure off coach Mike D’Antoni, but in order to record rare back-to-back wins the New York Knicks will have to overcome a big absence.
After his brother was killed early Monday in a car crash in Florida, Amare Stoudemire won’t be available when the Knicks face the Utah Jazz later that evening at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks were playing without Amare Stoudemire and lost Carmelo Anthony to an injury early in the game, but Jeremy Lin had 28 points and eight assists in his first career start to lift New York over the Utah Jazz, 97-88, on Monday.
Live analysis: New York Knicks 19, Utah Jazz 16
Brian T. Smith The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Feb 6, 2012 06:21PM MDT
New York • The First: Knicks 19, Jazz 16
New York jumps out to a quick 14-7 lead but loses forward Carmelo Anthony to a right groin strain. Utah takes advantage of Anthony and Amare Stoudemire being out, and closes the quarter strong.
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