Hazell Stoudemire, Jr., older brother to Amar’e, died in a car accident in Amar’s home town of Lake Wales, Florida this morning. TMZ reports:
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.
Amar’e has struggled with a tough family life since he was a kid, including issues with his mother Carrie. Such sad news. Our condolences to his family.