Robert Farley, the father of Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley tragically died in a Mooresville, North Carolina home explosion caused by a natural gas leak. The information was released by the authorities on Tuesday, despite the fact that they were unable to determine the explosion’s precise origin.
The incident, which took place on August 22, led to the collapse of the Mooresville house, which is situated about 30 miles north of Charlotte’s downtown. In addition to the fatalities, one other person suffered injuries.
According to Kent Greene, a representative for the Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office and Emergency Management, Robert Farley, 61, was found in a back bedroom. Additionally, as was previously reported, the incident resulted in injuries for the family’s 25-year-old acquaintance Christian Rogers.
The fire marshal’s office in a statement said, “Further investigation into the cause and origin cannot be continued due to the instability of the remaining structure. Any remaining investigations will be conducted by the owner’s insurance provider.”
On the morning of August 22, emergency response teams swiftly arrived at the property. They encountered Christian Rogers, who was in the process of exiting the house. Rogers was subsequently transported to Atrium Main in Charlotte for medical treatment, with authorities confirming that his injuries were non-life-threatening, as stated by Kent Greene.
Caleb Farley while reacting to the incident, in a statement, said “Growing up as a little boy, I always knew my father was well-respected in this community. I appreciate the support. Everybody coming out to just check on my family. All I have in this world is my faith. That’s all I got.”
Caleb Ray Farley is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League (NFL). He made his mark in college football as a player for Virginia Tech and was selected by the Titans in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.