NFL player Tray Walker was tragically killed after being critically injured in a motorcycle accident.
The fatal accident occurred around 7:50 p.m. in Liberty City, Florida. Walker was riding his Honda dirt bike on Northwest 75th Street in Liberty City when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Escape. The driver of the other vehicle was traveling south on Northwest 21st Avenue and collided with Walker’s motorcycle at the intersection. The site of the motorcycle crash was just three miles from Miami Northwestern High School, which Walker attended before going on to college at Texas Southern University.
Local police investigated the auto accident and spoke with the driver of the other vehicle, who remained at the scene after the crash. Police later indicated that it may have been difficult for the other driver to see Walker because Walker was wearing dark clothing and his dirt bike did not have headlights. Detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the motorcycle accident. However, Shalonda Martin, Walker’s sister, did tell at least one media outlet that the family believes the driver of the other vehicle may have run a stop sign.
After the motorcycle accident, Walker was rushed to Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and treated in the hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. Doctors did everything they could to save Walker, who underwent surgery and was then listed in critical condition.
Just one day later, Ron Butler, Walker’s agent, confirmed to the media that the star football player had died as a result of his motorcycle accident injuries. Walker was just 23 years of age when he passed away.
After news of the NFL cornerback’s death began to spread, Walker’s teammates with the Baltimore Ravens went to social media to express their grief over the loss and to offer condolences to Walker’s family members.
For additional information about this fatal bike accident, view the ESPN.com article, “Ravens CB Tray Walker Dies after Dirt Bike Accident, Agent Says.”
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