Ex-NBA player involved in crash resulting in death of trooper, ex-wrestler


dajuan_wagner3Former NBA player Dajuan Wagner has recently got involved in a fatal car crash, that led to the death of a state police officer, said the police report.

According to the report, Wagner’s vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by Willard Hamilton Jr., a 27-year-old Paulsboro resident. Hamilton’s vehicle then hit a guardrail on the left side of the road and caught fire.

State Trooper Sean Cullen was the one responding to the crash. The 31-year-old Cullen, also a former All-American wrestler at Lycoming College, was walking near the crash when he was fatally struck by a passing vehicle.

Dajuan Wagner was taken to a hospital following the incident, treated and released. No charges have been filed against him.

Wagner is widely regarded as the best high school player in New Jersey history. He scored a state-record 3,462 points in his career at Camden.

Wagner played a total of four seasons in the NBA, first three with Cleveland Cavaliers and one with Golden State Warriors. He averaged career high 13.4 ppg for the team in the 2002-03 season. In total, Wagner played in 103 NBA games, starting in 28, averaging 9.4 ppg in 21.4 mpg.

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