UPDATE (Oct. 21, 10:10 pm ET): Days before his death, Tenpenny allegedly fired multiple shots into the air near a police administration building, then walked into traffic. He escaped unharmed, but was promptly arrested. Officers noted that Tenpenny’s breath smelled of alcohol. (AL.com‘s John Talty)
Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny died in a car accident Tuesday evening. We have the original details here, and compiled several tweets from current Crimson Tide players regarding the incident.
Now, more information has emerged. AL.com’s John Talty reported that Tenpenny’s car collided with a highway sign around 5 p.m. CT in Mississippi. From the report:
The collision sent the vehicle airborne and it started rolling once it landed back on the ground, according to Corporal Tony Dunn of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Department of Public Affairs. The vehicle collided with a utility pole and Tenpenny was ejected from the vehicle.
Tenpenny was rushed to Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Miss., where he passed away from accident-related injuries. He was reportedly the only person involved in the crash.
The Arkansas native played for Alabama from 2013-2014 before transferring to UNLV, where he was kicked off the team this year. Tenpenny continued his career at Nicholls State, but was indefinitely suspended last weekend after a gun-related arrest.