Ex-Wolfpack star Charles killed in bus accident

June 27, 2011 - 7:00 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A tour bus official says a former North Carolina State basketball star who scored the game-winning basket to give the Wolfpack the 1983 national championship was killed when a bus he was driving crashed in Raleigh.

Lorenzo Charles was 47.

Elite Coach general manager Brad Jackson said Monday that Charles was driving a company bus on Interstate 40.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue says the bus driver was killed and there were no passengers aboard.

Charles grabbed an errant 30-foot shot by Dereck Whittenburg and dunked it for the winning basket in the Wolfpack's 54-52 victory over the University of Houston in the NCAA title game in Albuquerque.