Duke: Dawkins’ sister killed in weekend car crash

Duke freshman guard Andre Dawkins has left the team to be with

his family in Virginia after his sister’s death in a weekend car


The West Virginia State Police says 21-year-old Lacey Dawkins of

Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday morning. She was a passenger in a

vehicle involved in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 77 in

Pax, W.Va., while driving to the Duke-St. John’s game in Durham

Saturday afternoon.

In a news release Monday, Duke said Dawkins’ biological mother,

Tamara Hill, also was in the vehicle. West Virginia authorities had

no information on her condition.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski (sha-SHEF’-skee) says in a statement the

eighth-ranked Blue Devils’ prayers are with Dawkins and his


Duke’s next game is Dec. 15 against Gardner-Webb.