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'High-profile' driver seriously injured in Ferrari crash

Erroll Spence Jr has his arm raised after he defeated Shawn Porter Erroll Spence Jr has his arm raised after he defeated Shawn Porter
Cary Erickson | 10 October, 2019, 18:41

Championship boxer Errol Spence Jr. was reportedly seriously injured on Thursday morning when his Ferrari crossed the median of a Dallas road and rolled over several times.

The one-vehicle crash took place near downtown on Riverfront Boulevard close to Interstate 30 just after 3 a.m. Police said the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed in the northbound lanes of the 500 block of South Riverfront Boulevard.

Reports claim the 29-year-old and his Ferrari flipped multiple times before it had the awful collision in the early hours of Wednesday, October 10. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

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According to Dallas police, Spence was driving his Ferrari at "a high rate of speed" at 2:53 a.m. when the auto veered over a meridian and flipped multiple times.

Police said the driver remains in intensive care but is expected to live as they continue to investigate the cause of the accident.

Spence, a welterweight champion from DeSoto, is now 26-0 in his professional career and his latest match was against Shawn Porter on September 28. He won the IBF title in 2017 by stopping Kell Brook in England, and he defended it three times, culminating in a one-sided thrashing of undersized Mikey Garcia in March.