According to TMZ.com, Hazell Stoudemire Jr., the older brother (and the only sibling) of NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire, was killed in a fiery car crash in Florida early this morning.
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.
Singer Ciara, who once dated Amar'e, tweeted her condolences: "So sad to hear the news about Hazel. That guy was an awesome person with so much personality. May he RIP, my prayers go out to his family."