Popular R&B artist Usher lost his stepson earlier this week after the eleven-year old suffered a traumatic brain injury. Kile Glover, the son of the Grammy winner’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, was run over by a personal watercraft two weeks ago while boating in Lake Lanier, about forty miles north of Atlanta. Authorities have confirmed that on July 6, 2012, while Glover and a teenage friend were riding on an inner tube attached to the back of a pontoon boat, a personal watercraft crashed into them, injuring the boy.
Following the accident, Glover was raced to Children’s Healthcare at Egleston in Atlanta with a major brain injury and placed on life support. Two weeks later, Glover died of heart failure. Other news reports have stated that the boy was taken off of life support and subsequently died, but sources close to the family have refuted those claims.
The driver of the personal watercraft, Jeffrey Hubbard, is still under investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, but investigators have stated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Hubbard was reportedly part of the same group as Glover and his friend. The other teen’s injuries have not been reported.
Usher’s stepson dies 2 weeks after lake accident, www.miamiherald.com July 22, 2012.
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