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Heartbreaking news just in for sports fans across America.
D.J. Hayden, a former Houston football star and ex-NFL player was killed in a car crash at only 33 years old.
The ex-NFL star's former team, the Raiders, dropped a devastating announcement after learning of the player's untimely death:
"The Raiders Family is mourning the tragic loss of former cornerback D.J. Hayden. D.J.'s courage, perseverance, and dedication to his teammates will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew him. The prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with D. J's loved ones at this time."
Houston police have confirmed that the deadly crash occurred early Saturday morning.
Asst. Chief Megan Howard of the Houston Police Department said they received the heartbreaking call around 2 a.m. Two cars in total were involved in the accident, a Chrysler 3000 and an Acura SUV.
The police have determined that the cause of an accident was due to the driver of the Chrysler 3000 zipping through a red light at "high velocity."
Hayden and three others were pronounced dead at the scene. Four others were taken to the nearest hospital. Two of the four taken to the hospital later died of their injuries.
The six deaths included five males and one female.
We do not know much else at this time. However, it appears the wreck also involved two former Cougars players, Ralph Oragwu, and Zachary McMillian, who were both killed in the crash.
Oragwu and McMillan played for Houston during the 2010-2013 football seasons.
The school released a statement confirming the news:
"The entire University of Houston community is heartbroken over the tragic passing of former Football student-athletes D.J. Hayden, Zachary McMillian and Ralph Oragwu earlier today, and our thoughts and prayers remain with Jeffery Lewis in his recovery ahead," the university stated.
Prayers to the families of those grieving the untimely deaths of all involved in this horrible accident.
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