Galen Young, former Charlotte 49er, killed after car crashes into Memphis home


MEMPHIS, Tenn.(WREG) — A tragic series of events leaves a Mid-South family heartbroken.

Memphis Police said around 3 a.m. a vehicle crashed into a home. Hours later police said they found a person dead inside of the home.

Family members said it was basketball standout, former Charlotte 49er, Galen Young. They said he was sitting in front of the computer when the car plowed into the home killing him.

“He just had a love for basketball and was just a great guy,” said Thomas Byrd, a friend. “It’s tragic but just looking at the traffic, they drive too fast.”

Galen was just 45 years old.

Police said the driver was initially issued a citation for crashing into the home.

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