Wagswoofs – According to a statement released by the University of Houston, D.J. Hayden, a former NFL cornerback, was one of the victims who lost their lives in a car accident in Houston on Saturday morning.
During a recent news briefing, Assistant Chief of the Houston Police Department, Megan Howard, reported that out of the victims, five were male and one was female.
During the briefing, the police did not disclose the identities of the victims. However, according to a statement by the University of Houston Athletics, Hayden, Ralph Oragwu, and Zach McMillian, all of whom were former University of Houston football players, were among those who lost their lives in the tragic crash.
The university expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the three individuals who left a lasting impression on everyone they encountered. The statement acknowledged that these individuals’ exceptional talents contributed to some of Houston Football’s most unforgettable moments. However, their legacies will be most remembered for their unwavering support for their teammates, dedication to their communities, and resilience in the face of adversity.
At approximately 2 a.m. local time, concerned citizens placed 911 calls to report a significant car accident involving two vehicles – a black Chrysler 300 and a black Acura SUV, as informed by Howard from the Houston police.
Howard stated that the driver of a speeding car that ran a red light had died at the scene.
According to Howard, among the casualties at the crash site, was a homeless man. Sadly, four people lost their lives in the tragic incident.
According to Howard, four more individuals were taken to nearby hospitals. Sadly, after reaching the hospital, two more people passed away. Additionally, one female patient is currently suffering from life-threatening injuries.
The hospital authorities are currently interrogating a male patient under investigation.
According to CBS Sports, Hayden, who was a standout defense back at Houston in 2011 and 2012, played for four NFL teams including the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Washington Commanders, before retiring at the age of 33.
During the years 2010 to 2013, McMillian had the opportunity to play for the Cougars, at the age of 32.
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