AN explosion at the home of NFL defensive back Caleb Farley has left his father dead and another injured.
The home of Tennessee Titans defensive back Caleb Farley exploded early TuesdayGetty
Queen City NewsThe massive blast left one dead and another injured[/caption]
Neighbors told a local outlet that they smelled a strong gas odor before the explosionQueen City News
The cause of the explosion has yet to be determinedQueen City News
Authorities confirmed to Queens City News that Farley’s father, Robert Matthews Farley, 61, has been identified as the victim.
Neighbors told Queens City News that they smelled a strong gas odor and heard a loud explosion moments later.
“A loud boom, about five minutes to midnight,” neighbor Clay Wild, who was out for a morning walk, told the outlet.
“A gorgeous house, in all respects, I can’t believe it.”
Iredell County Fire Services confirmed one person was pulled from the rubble and was pronounced dead.
A second male exited the home with non-life-threatening injuries as crews arrived.
That person has not yet been identified.
Farley, 24, was pictured at the blast site on Tuesday morning, speaking to authorities.
Neighbors told the outlet that Farley has been living at the home for less than a year.
Records obtained by Queens City News revealed that the 6,391-square-foot home was built in 2016.
The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined.
Farley is currently dealing with a back injury, which has kept him from the Titans’ preseason workouts.
The North Carolina native was drafted 22nd overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Titans.
Less than a month after the draft, Farley and the Titans agreed to a fully-guaranteed four-year $13.94 million contract.
However, injuries have plagued the promising defensive back, who in 2021 suffered a torn ACL, and last season played in nine games before suffering a herniated disk in his back.