Terrence Clarke, a former Kentucky Wildcats stalwart who declared for the NBA Draft back in March, passed away after a car accident in northwest Los Angeles on Thursday.
The official report of the mishap was stated by the Wildcats, who released a statement lamenting the untimely death of their star freshman guard.
Rash driving takes the life of Terrence Clarke
According to Sergeant John Matassa of the Los Angeles Police Department who works in the Valley Traffic Division, revealed that Clarke was driving his 2021 Hyundai Genesis at a very high speed, ran a red light, and collided with a truck.
CCTV footages reveal that Clarke, the solo occupant in his car, hit the truck which was about to make a left turn. His car then struck a light pole and went head on into a block wall.
Matassa additionally claimed that at the time of the accident, Clarke was not wearing his seatbelt and he was taken to Northridge Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the presence of his mother.
“I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight,” John Calipari, Kentucky head coach was quoted in the official statement, “a young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one with all of his dreams and hopes ahead of him.”
“Terrence Clarke was a beautiful kid, someone who owned the room with his personality, smile and joy. People gravitated to him, and to hear we have lost him is just hard for all of us to comprehend right now. We are all in shock,” Calipari added.
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