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 Posted: Tue Jun 28th, 2011 12:09 am
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http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-report-former-ncsu-star-lorenzo-charles-killed-in-bus-crash-20110627,0,5658530.story

 

The NC State basketball player who put in the dunk that clinched the 1983 NCAA Championship was killed in a tour bus crash on Monday.

Lorenzo Charles, 47, died after his bus crashed on Interstate 40 at the Highway 54 exit in Raleigh around 5 p.m. There were no passengers on the bus.


Photos from WTVD's helicopter showed the bus going up an embankment and through a wooded area and then back down an embankment onto the road. The crash was still under investigation Monday evening.

The bus belongs to Elite Coach of Apex, which is where Charles worked. The company had no accidents in the last two years and carried a satisfactory Carrier Safety Rating, WTVD reported.

Former FOX8 sports anchor Rich Brenner covered the 1983 NCAA championship and will join us during Monday's 10:00 News with reflections.

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RIP....that is a sports memory that I will probably remember even when I am eating oatmeal through a straw. 



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There's 2 instances in sports that stand above any other for me, both involve college basketball, to where I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing when they happened, it's as fresh in my head today as it was when it happened. The first is "the shot" when Laettner punked out Kentucky, to this day and forever till the day I die, nothing can ever top that for me. The second, I was just 11 years old but I can remember sitting there watching that NCSU-Houston game and watching Lorenzo catch that shot and put it in...it's still just vivid in my head, I can remember the spot I was laying in the floor at my parents house when it happened, I remember jumping up, my parents and myself going crazy...nothing will top those 2 moments for me, ever...RIP Lorenzo...



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*dunk*



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saw this yesterday afternoon before they announced that Lo was the bus driver.  Sad day here in Wolfpack nation, as the fan base still lives thru that moment of his dunk from Wittenbergs air ball.  To Wolfpack fans they think NC State should be in the finals or at least final 4 every year.  Not happening anytime soon.  RIP Lorenzo Charles



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I was actually pulling for Houston in that game and still remember the harshness of the transition from joy to despair when Charles converted that desperation airball into the game winning dunk.   That moment will live forever.



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thunderbolt wrote:
I was actually pulling for Houston in that game and still remember the harshness of the transition from joy to despair when Charles converted that desperation airball into the game winning dunk.   That moment will live forever.


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