CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - A man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Harrisburg Wednesday afternoon has been identified as a former Coastal Carolina University basketball player.
The fatal wreck happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Highway 49 near Blackwelder Road. Troopers confirmed one person was killed but did not give further details.
According to the Independent Tribune, the victim was identified as 32-year-old Chadwick Antwine Gray. A spokesperson with the university's athletic department said Gray was a standout basketball player and a was a two-time, First Team All-Big South honoree.
Cliff Ellis, who is the head basketball coach at Coastal Carolina University, released this statement Thursday:
School officials say Gray was a member of the "two top winning teams in the history of the basketball program as both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 teams won 28 games."
"His name is still listed among individual leaders as his 42 blocked shots during the 2010-11 season is the sixth best in single-season history," according to school officials.
Investigators said Gray's vehicle struck a median then the guardrail before flipping several times. From WBTV's Sky3, the vehicle involved could be seen upside down off the roadway.