News: NY Knicks Star Amar'e Stoudemire's Brother Killed In Car Crash

Monday, Feb 6, 2012 9:42AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

New York Knicks superstar Amar'e Stoudemire's brother was reportedly involved and killed in a fatal car crash early Monday (February 6) morning in Florida.

Details on the actual accident and possible cause of death have hit the Internet.

Hazell Stoudemire, the older brother of NBA star Amare Stoudemire, died early this morning in a car accident in Florida ... TMZ has learned. The accident happened on Route 27 in Lake Wales. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stoudemire was driving at a "high rate of speed" when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer. He died on the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol says 35-year old Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt when he smashed into the big rig ... and they are unsure if alcohol was a factor. (TMZ)

Stoudemire's last Twitter message was congratulating the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLVI Sunday (February 5) night.

"Congrats to the New York Giants!! The Empire State Building is Blue for your guys. Great Job.," he tweeted February 5th. (Amar'e Stoudemire's Twitter)

Last spring, rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em lost his brother in a fatal car wreck.

Soulja Boy's half-brother, Deion Jenkins, 14, passed away last night (March 20) after getting involved in a car accident in Charleston, MS. As of press time the details of the crash are unknown. SB expressed his loss on his Twitter account earlier this morning. "[At] home crying my eyes out I can't believe my lil bro is is not my day. RIP lil bro love you always :(." (XXL Mag)

In 2011, Stoudemire denied speculation claiming he was dating hip-hop video vixen Amber Rose.

"I mean, we friends," Amar'e told radio host Angie Martinez when asked about his relationship with Rose. "We're pretty good friends. She's a buddy of mine. It all depends on what you call dating. I think we're not dating, we're friends. We're buddies, we're mutual friends. She's a cool girl to talk to. I'm pretty sure she feels the same way about myself. [Engagement rumors?] That's totally not true. No fiancee. No boo. No wifey. None of that. Hopefully one day. But I do got kids and a baby's mama. We're friends..." (Hot 97)

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