Son of former Kentucky player Leroy Byrd dies in car accident

jcheves@herald-leader.comJanuary 19, 2014 

The teenage son of former University of Kentucky basketball player Leroy Bryd died Sunday after he lost control of his car and it hit a tree.

Jalen Lee Byrd, 17, was driving on Royster Road near the Interstate 64 overpass in eastern Fayette County when the crash occurred about 1:30 p.m., Lexington police Lt. Chris Young said. Byrd was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple blunt-force injuries.

Young said Sunday evening that he had no information about why the teen lost control of the car.

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