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Coach Stoops Tweets Condolences To Family Of 4-Year-Old Fatally Injured Near Stadium

Posted at 12:19 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 12:28:19-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — University of Kentucky football Coach Mark Stoops has released a statement expressing his condolences to the family of a young boy who died after being hit Saturday by an allegedly drunken driver near Kroger Field.

A 4-year-old child died Monday from his injuries, days after he was struck by a vehicle that police say was driven by an alleged drunk driver.

Stoops tweeted well-wishes to the family immediately after the crash, but after news that the child passed away overnight, the UK Coach tweeted a heartfelt message to the family.

“Chantel and I, along with the Kentucky football family, are in grief for the Shemwells, their family and friends. It is hard to put into words the hurt we feel in our hearts, and our prayers and deepest condolences are with the Shemwell family and all affected by this tragedy,” wrote Stoops.