Lawsuit accuses former Auburn coach of causing car crash

File: Auburn vs. Mississippi game (CBS News)
File: Auburn vs. Mississippi game (CBS News)

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit accuses former Auburn University football coach Pat Dye of causing a vehicle crash and refusing to let the other driver leave afterward.

The suit filed in Macon County on Thursday says Dye collided with a vehicle driven by Jimmie Lee McCoy Sr., who was injured. The suit claims Dye and another man then took McCoy to Dye’s home and wouldn’t let him leave.

The suit contends Dye was intoxicated at the time of the crash on July 6.

Dye denies being intoxicated or falsely imprisoning the man. He tells AL.com he fell asleep while driving.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of money from Dye, a man identified as helping Dye after the wreck, Lynn Huggins, and an insurance company.

Dye coached at Auburn from 1981 through 1992.

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