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Danielle Ballard, Ex-LSU Basketball Star, Passes Away at 29 After Tragic Accident

Former LSU basketball star Danielle Ballard recently passed away after being involved in a car accident that took place in her hometown Memphis, Tennessee at somewhat around 1:30 a.m.

The athlete was reportedly struck by a car when she was crossing an intersection. Keep scrolling further to gather more information about Danielle Ballard and the tragic car crash.

Former LSU star Danielle Ballard dies at 29 after tragic accident

The Former Louisiana State Fighting Tigers star Danielle Ballard is no longer with us. As per reports, she was struck by a car in her hometown Memphis, Tennessee. At the time of her death, she was 29 years old.

According to the Memphis Police Department, the unfortunate accident happened a couple of miles from the FedEx Forum at 1:26 a.m., on Thursday. Soon after the car crash, she was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition. Later on, the doctors announced that she had passed away.

It has been reported by the cops that the driver of the car stayed at the scene of the accident. The Memphis Police Department has started investigating the case. As of this moment, no charges have been filed.

Shortly after the sad news of Ballard’s death was announced, her alma mater mourned her loss on the social media platform Twitter. The university tweeted, “LSU mourns the loss of Danielle Ballard.”

LSU also issued a statement that read, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Danielle. She meant a great deal to our program and was such a big part of our women’s basketball family. It’s difficult to understand why this happened to someone who was so full of life and had so much promise. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”

Soon after, many netizens stopped by the comments section to pay their heartfelt tributes to the basketball star. One social media user penned, “God bless her and her family,” meanwhile another user went on to say, “Rest in peace 😞.”

Here’s all you need to know about Danielle Ballard (including her early life, basketball career, and more)

Danielle Ballard was a basketball player who played for LSU for a total of 3 seasons. During her career, she played around 81 games for the Fighting Tigers and she averaged 12.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.4 steals in her three seasons.

In her high school days, Ballard bagged the #25 rank overall among female high school players in the nation. She was “a standout basketball player” who made it to the All-SEC first-team in her last year as a junior at Louisiana State University. She was named the MVP of her school.

Danielle didn’t get back to LSU for her final year. Then, she revealed that she won’t be returning for her senior year which came like a surprise to her fans but it wasn’t shocking.

Our love and prayers are with the near and dear ones of the basketball star Danielle Ballard during this time of difficulty. May her soul rest in peace. Stay tuned with us for more updates from the world of show business.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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