Drazen Petrovic


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Drazen Petrovic

Drazen Petrovic Death

Drazen passed away on June 7, 1993 at the age of 28 in Denkendorf, Germany. Drazen's cause of death was car accident.

Drazen Petrovic death quick facts:
  • When did Drazen Petrovic die?

    June 7, 1993
  • How did Drazen Petrovic die? What was the cause of death?

    Car accident
  • How old was Drazen Petrovic when died?

  • Where did Drazen Petrovic die? What was the location of death?

    Denkendorf, Germany

Drazen Petrovic Birthday and Date of Death

Drazen Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964 and died on June 7, 1993. Drazen was 28 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 22, 1964
Date of Death: June 7, 1993
Age at Death: 28

Drazen Petrovic - Biography

Dražen Petrović (October 22, 1964 – June 7, 1993) was a Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s before joining the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the U.S.A. in 1989.
Petrović died in a traffic accident at approximately 17:20 on Monday, June 7, 1993, four and a half months before his 29th birthday. On the rain-drenched Autobahn 9, he was a passenger in a car that was cut off by a semi truck at Denkendorf, near Ingolstadt, in the German state of Bavaria.

According to the report of the Ingolstadt police, that afternoon a truck broke through the Autobahn median; the truck driver was trying to avoid a collision with a personal vehicle in his own lane and lost control of the truck, crashing through the median barrier and finally coming to a stop blocking all three lanes of traffic in the opposite direction (Munich). Seconds later, the VW Golf carrying a sleeping Petrović in the passenger seat crashed into the truck, killing him and leaving the driver, Klara Szalantzy, a Hungarian model and basketball player with whom Petrović was romantically involved, and Hilal Edebal, a female Turkish basketball player, with grave injuries.
It was established that visibility on the road was very poor and that Petrović was not buckled with a seatbelt.