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NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire

Brother Dies in Car Crash

2/6/2012 5:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0206_amare_EX_01Hazell Stoudemire, the older brother of NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire, died early this morning in a car accident in Florida ... TMZ has learned. 

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.

Story developing ...

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JoeFrancis    

R.I.P. to your brother STAT, but please stay out of sh!tty TV shows when the Knicks need you to concentrate on winning games..

990 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I feel sorry for the surviving family members but not for the man who died. If you are going to fly down the highway, not wearing a seat belt and possibly drunk, better you die instead of innocent people.

990 days ago
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julia    

I know this stretch of 27, been down it many a time. There are so many tractor trailers that use it and it's such a desolate piece of hwy, you have to be very careful. Prayers to the family.

990 days ago
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London Vik    

No seatbelt, no sympathy

990 days ago
5.

Seldombinlaid    

May he rest in peace, and God Bless him, and his family at this time.

989 days ago
6.

alex    

his brother using or not using a seat belt does not lessen a brother's grief. such sad news for any family.

989 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

I feel bad cuz nobody's posting. RIP.

989 days ago
8.

UPYOURS    

Awful. Why did you guys bring alcohol into the equation if that hasn't been proven?

989 days ago
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qd43    

Terrible. Unfortunately, the elder Stoudemire looks like someone who was in trouble often -- florida.arrests.org shows 22 arrests in the last 19 years. RIP

989 days ago
10.

Mike    

He Was A Sex Offender http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/flyer.do?personId=38673

989 days ago
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The Kid    

NO pity for the stupid.

989 days ago
12.

firebaby    

isn't hazell a girl's name?
anyhow condolences to the family, it sucks to lose someone so young...

989 days ago
13.

DubstepDistribution    

Sad news. RIP

989 days ago
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DubstepDistribution    

sex offender, I take back my RIP

989 days ago
15.

Jerry    

So sad.. R.I.P

989 days ago
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