Eddie Griffin, who played five seasons in the NBA died last week when the sports-utility vehicle he was driving collided with a moving train in Houston, authorities said. He was 25.
Griffin disregarded a warning signal, drove through a railroad arm and struck the side of a moving freight train on Aug. 17, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department. Griffin's vehicle was consumed by flames. Dental comparisons were used today to identify Griffin, whose body was badly burned in the crash .
Griffin made off-court notoriety in gossip blogs when he was arrested for crashing into a convenience store last year. Griffin was allegedly watching porn and masterbating before crashing is Escalade into a a local convenience store.