TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. -- A former Purdue basketball player was one of two people killed in a chain-reaction crash involving multiple semis on I-65 near Lafayette on Tuesday.
Indiana State Police say Marvin Rae and his passenger, Kelli Nicole Bradley, were stopped in construction zone traffic on I-65 on Tuesday when their car was hit from behind and pushed under a flatbed truck.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
READ | Two killed in chain-reaction crash on I-65 involving multiple semis
Purdue Men's Basketball tweeted their condolences Wednesday afternoon.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to former #Purdue basketball player and Lighthouse Basketball coach Marvin Rea, who was killed in a car accident yesterday in Lafayette.
Rea played at Purdue under Gene Keady from 1987-89.https://t.co/jp8TZSUu6U pic.twitter.com/sN8l4CRR78
— Purdue Men’s Basketball (@BoilerBall) December 6, 2017
Rea played basketball at Purdue University under Gene Keady from 1987-1989.
Rea was also the current head coach of the Lighthouse boys basketball team in Gary this year.
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