UFC lightweight Desmond Green was injured in a fatal car crash in Florida on Saturday morning, according to a report from Local 10 News.
“Alvaro Feola, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said Desmond Green, 28, was driving a Dodge Durango north when he lost control of his SUV just before 6:15 a.m. near Sheridan Street. Green’s SUV veered into the path of a tractor-trailer, causing a chain-reaction crash that involved three additional vehicles, Feola said.
Emelina Morfa, 67, and Emma Suarez Hernandez, 76, — both passengers in a Toyota Yaris — were killed in the crash, Feola said. The driver of the Yaris, 64-year-old Mily Vita-Vega, was seriously hurt in the crash and is being treated at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.
Both Green and the driver of an Acura 3.2TL, 23-year-old Armando Alvarez, suffered minor injuries.
Feola said the Florida Highway Patrol was still investigating why Green lost control of the SUV.”
Desmond Green is currently scheduled for a September 15 fight with Mairbek Taisumov in Moscow. While the bout has not officially been cancelled at the time of this writing, it almost certainly will be.
Stay tuned for further updates as they emerge.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/20/2018.