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Vikings rookie CB Khyree Jackson, 24, among three killed in car crash

Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson and two others were killed in a car crash Saturday morning in Prince George's County, Maryland, according to Maryland State Police. Jackson was 24 years old.

Jackson, who was the front passenger in a Dodge Charger that was part of a three-car collision in Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel, according to the MSP news release. Isaiah Hazel, 23, and Anthony Lytton Jr., 24, were also killed in the crash. The three were high school football teammates at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High in Maryland.

"We are devastated by the news of Khyree Jackson's death following an overnight car accident," the Vikings said in a statement. "While we work to gather more information, we have spoken to Khyree's family and offered the support of the Minnesota Vikings. We have also communicated the news to Vikings players, coaches and staff and have offered counseling for those who need emotional support. Our thoughts are with Khyree's family, friends, teammates and coaches, as well as all the victims of this tragic accident."

All three of the deceased were travelling in the Charger, which was struck by a silver Infiniti headed northbound on Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue, according to police. The preliminary investigation indicates that the Infiniti, driven by Cori Clingman, struck the Charger first and then a Chevrolet Impala after attempting to change lanes at a high rate of speed. The Charger then traveled off the side of the road and struck multiple tree stumps before coming to rest, according to the release.

Hazel, who was driving the Charger, was also pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police. Lytton Jr., who was seated in the rear, was transported to the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead by hospital personnel.

Investigators believe alcohol may have been a contributing circumstance in the fatal crash, which remains under investigation.
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"I am absolutely crushed by this news. Khyree brought a contagious energy to our facility and our team," head coach Kevin O'Connell said in a statement. "His confidence and engaging personality immediately drew his teammates to him. In our short time together, it was evident Khyree was going to develop into a tremendous professional football player, but what was more impressive was his desire to become the best person he could be for his family and those around him. I am at a loss for words. My heart goes out to Khyree's family, friends, teammates and coaches."
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Full article: https://www.nfl.com/news/vikings-rookie ... -at-age-24
It's always very sad when young folk with their whole lives ahead of them have that snatched away through no fault of their own.
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Simply awful.
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That's terrible.
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I saw another article on this incident that included a photo of the vehicle. I shan't post it here. Let's just say it was clear why those 3 unfortunate young men did not survive.
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:13 am I saw another article on this incident that included a photo of the vehicle. I shan't post it here. Let's just say it was clear why those 3 unfortunate young men did not survive.
Same. There wasn't much left of it.
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That is terrible
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:13 am I saw another article on this incident that included a photo of the vehicle. I shan't post it here. Let's just say it was clear why those 3 unfortunate young men did not survive.
A friend of mine who is a huge Vikings fan, sent me an article on it that had the pictures from TMZ. Not sure how the one passenger was able to survive until the hospital. Some of the worst photos I've seen as far as damage to a vehicle.
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