Kentucky Basketball Player Terrence Clarke Dies in LA Car Crash while Preparing for NBA Draft
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA (April 28, 2021) – Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died in a car accident in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon.
According to Los Angeles police, 19-year-old Clarke was driving a 2021 Hyundai Genesis south on Winnetka Avenue when he approached a red light at the intersection of Winnetka Avenue and Nordhoff Street around 2:00 p.m.
Clarke drove through the red light and collided with another car attempting to make a left turn in the intersection. Clarke’s vehicle continued on to hit a light pole before crashing into a brick wall.
Clarke suffered major injuries and died at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Police stated he was not wearing a seat belt properly.
The other driver did not sustain any injuries.
6’7″ Clarke entered the NBA draft last month after playing in just eight games last season because of a right leg injury. He averaged 9.6 points and 2.6 rebounds.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Terrence Clark.
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