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Pedrie Wannenburg: This is what we know about the former South African rugby player killed in major crash in NW Harris County

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HOUSTON – Pedrie Wannenburg, a former South African rugby standout, died Friday afternoon in a major car crash involving a teen driver fleeing from Harris County Sheriff’s deputies. He was 41.

Sheriff Gonzalez said the teen suspect, identified as Ali Alabadi, 16, fled from deputies after a traffic stop. After a short pursuit, Alabadi crashed into two vehicles, including the vehicle Wannenburg was driving in with his 8-year-old son.

Both were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital at Texas Medical Center via Life Flight. Wannenburg was later pronounced dead and his son remains in critical condition.

READ MORE: Former South African rugby player dies in major car crash caused by teen driver following chase in NW Harris County

Who is Pedrie Wannenburg?

Wannenburg made his debut for the South African rugby team Springboks when they played against France in 2002, the Associated Press reported. He has won several Super Rugby titles with the Pretoria-based Bulls in the 2000s.

In a release from Mark Alexander, president of South Africa Rugby, Wannenburg was a member of the Vodacom Bulls team in South Africa and the Carling Currie Cup, winning several titles in the Vodacom Super Rugby throughout the 2000s. He also became the first player to reach 100 caps, or the number of official games played.

“Pedrie will be remembered as one of the first real versatile loose forwards who could play in any position in the back row and even though he played in only 20 tests, his record in the colors of the Bulls, during a period where they dominated on all levels, is nearly unmatched,” Alexander said in a statement on the team’s website.

“Pedrie will be remembered as one of the first real versatile loose forwards who could play in any position in the back row and even though he played in only 20 tests, his record in the colors of the Bulls, during a period where they dominated on all levels, is nearly unmatched,” Alexander said in a statement on the team’s website.

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