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UNC’s Luke Maye flips car in Davidson County while driving to brother’s graduation

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 26: Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots the game winning basket late in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at FedExForum on March 26, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Luke Maye, the hero of North Carolina’s buzzer-beating win against Kentucky in the Elite Eight, was involved in a car crash on Interstate 85.

The crash happened Thursday on I-85 South just outside of Lexington at about 1:15 p.m., according to Highway Patrol.

Maye was on his way from Chapel Hill to his brother’s middle school graduation in Huntersville.

“He did run into an 18-wheeler and spun his car around, landing on a bank beside the road,” father Mark Maye told the Charlotte Observer. “Damaged the car pretty bad, but he (Luke) said he feels perfectly fine.”

Mark was able to pick up his son from the scene of the crash.

Highway Patrol told FOX8 Friday afternoon Maye has been charged with making an unsafe lane change.

UNC defeated Kentucky 75-73 on a last-second mid-range jumper by the soon-to-be junior forward to head to the Final Four.

Maye averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds during the Tar Heels’ run to the national title last season.