The teenage son of former University of Kentucky basketball player Leroy Bryd died Sunday after he lost control of his car and it hit a tree.
Jalen Lee Byrd, 17, was driving on Royster Road near the Interstate 64 overpass in eastern Fayette County when the crash occurred about 1:30 p.m., Lexington police Lt. Chris Young said. Byrd was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple blunt-force injuries.
Young said Sunday evening that he had no information about why the teen lost control of the car.
Leroy Byrd was a 5’5″ guard from Lexington that played at Kentucky from 1983-1986 after transferring from UNLV.