woman charged in the accidental death of former NBA player Galen Young | News

A woman who crashed her car into a Memphis home has been charged with driving homicide in the death of Young Galen a former college and NBA player who was found dead at home.

According to Associated Press19 years old Miracle Renee Rutherford has been charged with the death of the 45-year-old man, who was inside the home when the accident on June 5, 2021 happened. The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office said Rutherford was speeding around 2:45 a.m. that night when she lost control of her car, flew away, and crashed.

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Investigators say a woman in the house told them she was living there with her adult son but he was not home at the time. Hours later, Young’s body was discovered after other family members arrived to help remove items from the crash site.

Young played high school basketball in Memphis and played college ball at Northwest Mississippi Community College and UNC-Charlotte. He led the latter to two NCAA Tournament appearances and earned All Conference-USA honors.

Young was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1999 and played 13 professional basketball seasons in the Continental Basketball Association and overseas, including Japan and Australia.

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