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Pro basketball player Destinee Blue one of two people killed in Milwaukee crash

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Police in Milwaukee said high speed was in a factor in a weekend crash that killed two people on a motorcycle, including a foreign pro basketball player.

Officials have not identified the bikers, but coaches said Destinee Blue was one of those killed. The 25-year-old Blue was playing for a pro team in Europe when she returned to Milwaukee last December to recover from a knee injury.

She was on the back of the motorcycle, and its 40-year-old male driver was also killed.

Police said the bike collided with a turning motor vehicle at a corner on Milwaukee's northwest side around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Two people in the latter vehicle, both in the 50's, were treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Destinee Blue played on two state championship girls' basketball teams at Milwaukee Vincent High School. She was also an assistant coach for another state title winner at Milwaukee Riverside.

Blue starred in college at Cleveland State before going to France and Serbia to play pro basketball.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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