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7/05/08 - San Diego

Former Lufkin Panther Kiel Dies In San Diego

Former Lufkin Panther Terrence Kiel has died in California.

San Diego Police said Kiel was killed when he was thrown from a car he was driving after leaving a party. A police spokesman said friends had tried to keep Kiel from driving home, and witnesses say he was driving the wrong way on the street.

Kiel was a second-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2003, after playing at Texas A&M. He was all-state at lufkin, but had several run-ins with the law including pleading guilty to drug charges, which led to his release from the Chargers in 2007.

Reid Kerr can be reached at rkerr@kltv.com.

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