Teenage son of former Cat Leroy Byrd dies in car accident

Leroy Byrd

The teenage son of former University of 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 .