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Son of former Kentucky player Leroy Byrd dies in car accident

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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