Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Eddie Griffin dies in crash

From Lindsay Wise/Houston Chronicle:
The Harris County Medical Examiner's office has identified former Rockets power forward Eddie Griffin as the man who died when the SUV he was driving plowed into a moving train in southeast Houston last week.

Officials said Griffin, 25, drove his SUV through a railroad crossing barrier, past flashing warning lights and into a moving train in the 5300 block of Lawndale about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 17.

Griffin's vehicle burst into flames on impact, burning his body so badly that investigators had to use dental records to confirm his identity Tuesday.

Chris Duncan/AP sports also has an article on the accident.

Update: Stephen Litel/Hoopsworld on Griffin's death.

My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.