UFC fighter Desmond Green was involved in a five-vehicle crash early Saturday morning, according to authorities in Davie, Fla.
Green suffered minor injuries but two people — Emelina Morfa, 67, and Emma Suarez Hernandez, 76 — were killed.
Really sad news about that 5-car accident in Florida involving UFC lightweight Desmond Green. Thinking about all of those who were involved, and of course the two families of those who lost their lives. Desmond is a good man and I feel just awful for him. Hope he will be OK.
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) August 20, 2018
Alvaro Feola, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, told reporters that Green lost control of his Dodge Durango SUV just before 6:15 a.m. on Interstate 75. The vehicle veered into the path of a tractor-trailer, causing a chain-reaction crash with three other vehicles.
The driver of a Toyota Yaris, carrying Morfa and Suarez Hernandez, was seriously hurt and is being treated at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. Armando Alvarez, 23, was driving an Acura 3.2TL and also suffered minor injuries.
Feola told reporters the Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating why Green lost control of his SUV.
Green (21-7) trains in Florida with Hard Knocks 365. He has won six of his last eight fights and was set to face Maribek Taisumov in Moscow, Russia on Sept. 15th.