A lady who crashed her automotive right into a Memphis home has been charged with vehicular murder within the dying of a former faculty and professional basketball participant discovered lifeless within the house, prosecutors stated Tuesday.
Miracle Renee Rutherford, 19, was indicted within the dying of Galen Younger, who was inside the home when the crash occurred June 5, the Shelby County district lawyer’s workplace stated. Rutherford was dashing at about 2:45 a.m. that evening when she misplaced management of her automotive, went airborne and crashed, investigators stated.
No accidents have been initially reported. Investigators stated a lady in the home instructed police that she lived there along with her grownup son, however that he was not house.
Hours later, different relations arrived to assist take away objects from the crash website and located the physique of the son, recognized as Younger, 45, authorities stated.
Younger performed highschool basketball in Memphis and started his faculty profession at Northwest Mississippi Neighborhood Faculty. Younger then performed two years at UNC-Charlotte, the place he led the 49ers to 2 NCAA Match appearances and earned All Convention-USA honors.
Younger was drafted by the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks in 1999. He performed 13 seasons of professional basketball within the Continental Basketball Affiliation and overseas, together with in Japan and Australia.
Rutherford’s lawyer didn’t instantly return a name looking for remark Tuesday on the indictment, which alleges Rutherford drove recklessly and created a considerable danger of dying or critical bodily harm.