North Carolina NCAA tournament hero Luke Maye is OK after scary car accident

BY Aaron Torres • June 9, 2017

North Carolina forward Luke Maye - best known for hitting a game-winning shot to push the Tar Heels to the Final Four in March - is OK after being involved in a car accident on Thursday afternoon.

According to Maye's father, his car hit a tractor trailer on I-85 in North Carolina, flipping and landing on its roof. Incredibly, Maye walked away from the incident unscathed and did not need to go the hospital for further evaluation.

“Yes, Luke had a car accident this afternoon coming home for his brother’s middle school graduation,” Mark Maye told The Charlotte Observer via text on Thursday. “Was very fortunate. Thank the good Lord he is fine. Put a real scare in him -- and us.”


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