Driver in Lake Lanier Jet Ski Crash Identified

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News services from around the world are reporting on a tubing accident that occured around 3:30 PM on Friday, July 6, 2012, near Lake Lanier’s Van Pugh Park.

A Jet Ski operated by Jeffrey S. Hubbard struck an inner-tube being pulled by a pontoon boat.  Two children who were on the tube were injured.

Melissa Cummings at the GA DNR said Hubbard knew the children and that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

An 11-year-old boy — reported to be Kile Glover, the stepson of Usher Raymond, who won the 2011 American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist in the Soul/R&B category — was seriously hurt when the Jet Ski directly hit the young boy.  He did not respond when pulled from the lake after the wreck.

A multitude of news stories on the Internet say Kile Glover is the son of Tameka Foster and Ryan Glover.

Tameka Foster is commonly reported as Usher Raymond’s ex-wife, but some sources say the two are still in divorce proceedings.  Ryan Glover is variously reported as either an Atlanta TV executive or a “clothier.”

Sources as reputable as Reuters and report that Kile Glover was pronounced “brain dead” on Monday, July 9th — without quoting any sources.  Click Here for the Reuters Story.

The other person on the tube that was hit by the personal watercraft is reportedly a 15-year-old girl whose injuries are reported to be limited to a broken arm and a laceration on her head — again without quoting verifiable sources.

Egelston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, where the 11-year-old boy was life-flighted after the crash, did not release ANY information on Monday about the victim’s status.  Doing so is against privacy laws and hospital policy.

Robin Hill, with the DNR, was quoted as saying, “The hospital issued a gag order, and no information was being released to anybody.”

Whether the children in this tragedy are related to famous people or not, we only want to give you reliable information.  Please check back with for updates as verifiable facts are released.

Our condolences go out to all who are affected by this disaster.

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