Kerry Benson, walk-on at UK in 2007-08, dies in car crash

March 4, 2014 

Kerry Benson was on UK's 2007-08 team coached by Billy Gillispie. He was a high school standout at PRP.

Kerry Benson, a walk-on at the University of Kentucky during the 2007-08 season for Coach Billy Gillispie, died in a car crash on Monday night in Louisville.

Benson, 24, suffered multiple blunt force injuries and one of the passengers in his vehicle, Germina Cruz, 23, died as the result of a head injury, the Courier-Journal of Louisville reported.

Benson starred in high school for Pleasure Ridge Park and averaged 15.5 points and 8.1 rebounds as a senior.

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