Galen Young, basketball standout and NBA draft choice, killed after car crashed into home in southwest Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A tragic series of events leaves a Mid-South family heartbroken.

Memphis Police said around 3 a.m., a vehicle crashed into a home on Horn Lake Road. Hours later police said they found a person dead inside of the home.

Family members said it was Galen Young. They said he was sitting in front of the computer when the car plowed into the home killing him.

The Memphis native was a high school and professional basketball standout.

“He just had a love for basketball and was just a great guy,” said Thomas Byrd, a friend. “It’s tragic but just looking at the traffic, they drive too fast.”

Galen was just 45 years old.

Police said the driver was initially issued a citation for crashing into the home.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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