What was Chris Street’s cause of death? Documentary gets air date

Bruno Cook January 16, 2023

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A sort of Record About Chris Street premieres this week – what happened to him and where is girlfriend Kingvington now?

Street is an American college basketball player. He played for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1990 to 1993 — the year he died.

His passing ended a promising career as a basketball player; many thought he would go on to play in the NBA. He averaged 5.0 points and 5.1 rebounds in 28 games as a freshman.

In his final game, he scored 14 points and extended his free throw attempts to 34. However, his team lost the game.

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What was the cause of death for Chris Street? When did he die?

On January 19, 1993 — almost exactly 30 years ago — Chris Street was killed when his car collided with a snowplow.

His girlfriend, Kim Vinton, was also in the car. While the collision killed Chris Street, Vinton survived.

She went to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic for treatment for a punctured lung, a separated shoulder and a broken rib.

Three days later, on January 22, 1993, his funeral took place. There is a monument to him in the locker room at Hawkeyes Stadium in Carver, Iowa, with photo and short bioaccording to the Quad Cities Times.

where is he buried

The location of Chris Street Graves is Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, part of the Indianola City Cemetery in Warren County, Iowa. A memorial above his grave reads: “Son, brother, grandson, friend, cousin, nephew, hero.”

Born on February 2, 1972, he died just days short of his 21st birthday.

He listed his height and weight as 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 meters) and 220 pounds (100 kilograms). He played power forward for the Hawkeyes from 1990 to 1993, but also excelled in baseball and football at Indianola High School.

Find A Grave website display Numerical flowers and candles left for him. The most recent start date is January 16, 2023.

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Where is Chris Street’s ex-girlfriend Kim Vinton now?

Streeter was 20 when he died, Kimberly Vinton luckily survived the car crash and told the Des Moines Register in 2018 that she “still thinks about Chris” – her “first love” – every day.

They’ve been together since their sophomore year at Indianola High School. On the night of the accident, Streeter drove Vinton to night school. He had just finished dinner with his teammates at the Highlander Supper Club.

“Trying to gain some kind of identity” was one of the challenges she faced, she said. She stayed at Iowa after graduation and even went on to graduate school there.

“People still remember me as the girl in the … accident. So I did move away for a summer,” she said. Moved to Des Moines after grad school and started working in the “real world,” helping her transition from “Chris’ Girlfriend” to Kimberly Vinton. Thereafter she married and had children.

Where to watch the new Chris Street documentary on TV

B1G Stories: Chris Street will premiere on the Ten Network on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:00 p.m. ET.

It’s also available to watch anywhere on Fox Sports, according to its trailer.

Immediately after 9 p.m., the same network will air Iowa’s home game against Northwestern. It was the same school where the Hawkeyes were supposed to play on Jan. 20, 1993, when the game was postponed due to Street’s death.

“Can’t wait to read the story,” a twitter user saidThey were 12-year-old caddies on the Iowa basketball team that season and reportedly “know Chris and the team.” Looks like it will run for an hour.

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, mainly with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus and has contributed to HITC, Groundviews and the University of Sheffield newspaper – where he completed his MA in Global Journalism in 2021. He is the spoken-word poetry editor of The Friday Poem and self-published his debut 2019 novel, Reverie, which his mom called a “fantastic read” and a “great Christmas gift.” Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes: bike tours, black and white Japanese movies, bar quizzes, fermented and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will embark on a journey around the world with his partner.

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