Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died last week when his sport utility vehicle collided with a freight train in a fiery crash. Investigators used dental records to identify Griffin, 25, who began his tumultuous pro career with the Houston Rockets in 2001. He was waived by the Timberwolves in March...Houston police said in a report that the driver of the SUV ignored a railroad warning and went through a barrier before striking the moving train at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. The resulting fire burned the SUV and the side of a railcar carrying plastic granules, police said. The driver's body was badly burned and there was no identification. (FOX)
The accident happened on the 17th. Apparently he was burned beyond recognition so that's why the news is just breaking because his dental record ID was confirmed on yesterday. This is definitely sad, and seems like something that could have been avoided on his end. I wonder what he was thinking when he basically ignored the fact that a train was coming. Either way, the end result is completely tragic and unfortunate.