Coy dies in single-car crash

Updated: July 31, 2009, 2:02 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State sophomore center Seth Coy was killed when his car hydroplaned on a wet highway and flipped.

The 6-foot-11 Coy was driving through Shelby County in Kentucky on his way home to Montgomery, Ind., on Wednesday about 5 p.m. when the single-car accident occurred.

Shelby Sheriff's Department Detective Jason Rice told the Johnson City Press that Coy, 19, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

In a statement, ETSU coach Murry Bartow described Coy as "a great young man with a pleasant personality, a wonderful sense of humor, and a really bright future."

Coy played in 24 games as a freshman, averaging 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.8 minutes.

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