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NBC Houston named the suspect as Ali Alabadi. He, along with the two other minors he was with, were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Pedrie Lannenburg, a rugby legend in Europe and in his homeland South Africa, was killed in a brutal car accident after a teenager fleeing police crashed into his car in Texas.

Lannenburg, 41, was traveling through Houston with his wife, Evette, his 10-year-old daughter, and his 8-year-old son, Francois, at 6 p.m. Friday. m. when they were hit by another car traveling 100 mph at a three-car intersection.

Francois was airlifted to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. His injuries have been described as “life-threatening”.

The 16-year-old, who was in a police chase when he crashed, was arrested on felony manslaughter charges.

Pedrie Wannenburg pictured with her family in 2021. The family was traveling together when the horrific accident occurred.

During the chase, authorities said the boy’s car reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a sheriff’s unit attempted to stop three youths in a car at the intersection of Greenhouse and Little York Roads.

Gonzalez said the driver fled the unit and drove away at 100 miles per hour, eventually colliding with a car, crossing the median of the road and hitting two other vehicles.

Wannenburg’s car was the first to be hit after the fleeing vehicle crossed the median.

Two other people in the second car that was hit were sent to a local hospital with injuries.

Investigation

The investigation continues into why sheriff’s deputies first stopped the minor’s car.

NBC Houston named the suspect as Ali Alabadi. He, along with the two other minors he was with, were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

On the morning of April 23, Gonzalez announced that Alabadi was facing charges of felony homicide, reckless aggravated assault with grievous bodily injury, and three counts of aggravated assault with bodily injury.

Death

Wannenburg was originally from the South African city of Mbombela, formerly Nelspruit.

At the time of his death, he was living with his family in the Houston area, according to his social media profiles. They moved to the city in 2019.

Wanneburg’s wife is a model and works as a sales representative for a skin care company, according to her LinkedIn page.

His most successful period on the pitch came between 2007 and 2010 when he played as a full-back for the Blue Bulls in the South African capital of Pretoria.

During that period, Wannenburg became the first flanker to play 100 games for the Bulls, as well as winning three Super Rugby national championships.

It was around this time that Wannenburg admitted to problems with alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy, ESPN reported in 2010.

He said: ‘Cocaine and ecstasy go hand in hand with drinking. If you drink too much and the drugs are there, then you give in to temptation.’

Career

Shortly after those revelations, Wannenburg moved to Europe to continue his professional career.

Wannenburg went on to play for Castres in France and Ulster in Ireland during his professional career. The former Springboks star got married and had her first child while playing in Ireland.

González played 20 times for the South African national team, nicknamed the Springboks.

In Ireland, Wannenburg began attending weekly Bible study classes with teammate Johann Muller.

In 2016, Wannenburg moved to the US to play for Denver and previously coached the Austin Elite Rugby team in the North American Major Rugby League.

He described his move to the US as partly for the “benefit of his family” in an interview with Planet Rugby.

After two years playing in the US, Wannenburg announced his retirement, saying: “It’s sad for me to end my playing career. The life rugby has given me has been just amazing. I’m definitely not done with rugby. I have always said that one thing I will never do is train. Lesson: never say never. Now I am doing exactly that and loving every minute of it. New challenges ahead. Building, learning and growing every day.’

Following news of his tragic passing, one of Wannenburg’s former teammates, Stephen Ferris, said the former flanker was a “legend of the game and one of the nicest guys you could meet.”

In September 2020, South Africa Rugby Magazine named Wannenburg one of the most underrated national team players of all time.

Pedrie Lannenburg Quick and Facts

  • Lannenburg, 41, was traveling through Houston with his wife, Evette, their ten-year-old daughter and son Francois, 8, on Friday at 6pm 
  • A 16-year-old sped away from officers at 100 miles per hour before crossing the median and slamming into Pedrie Lannenburg’s car
  • Lannenburg was traveling with his wife and two children at the time of his death
  • In 2010, Lannenburg admitted to drug use but later found religion and moved to the United States to start a new life
  • A former teammate described Lannenburg as ‘one of the nicest guys you could ever meet’ 

 

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