July 23, 2024

Former NFL cornerback D.J. Hayden and 5 others killed in crash in downtown Houston

 

 

Houston (AP) — Six people were killed in a crash in downtown Houston early on Saturday, including former NFL cornerback D.J. Hayden, at a red light.

About two in the morning, a Chrysler 300 that was apparently “going very fast, high velocity” ran a red light and collided with an SUV, according to Houston Police Assistant Chief Megan Howard.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Hayden was among the five men and one woman who passed away.

At the scene, four people were officially declared dead. According to Howard, the man who looked to be homeless and the driver of the Chrysler were among those killed.

According to Howard, two of the four patients who were taken to the hospital died, and one female passenger was critically injured and may not survive.

At the hospital, police spoke with a male passenger from the SUV. According to Howard, detectives were trying to figure out who was driving the SUV.

According to his ESPN.com profile page, Hayden, 33, was born and raised in Houston. He was also a standout student at the University of Houston. He was selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft and played for the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, and Jacksonville Jaguars for eight seasons until 2020.

The Raiders, who are currently based in Las Vegas, released a statement on Saturday saying, “Everyone who knew D.J. will remember him fondly for his courage, perseverance, and dedication to his teammates.” “All of the Raiders’ prayers

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