Minnesota Vikings Rookie Khyree Jackson Killed in Tragic Maryland Car Crash

Minnesota Vikings rookie Khyree Jackson tragically passed away early Saturday morning in a car accident in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

A native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Jackson had a collegiate career at both the University of Alabama and the University of Oregon before being selected by the Vikings in the fourth round of the April draft, as the 108th overall pick. He was 24 years old.

“Our thoughts are with Khyree’s family, friends, teammates, and coaches, as well as all those affected by this devastating accident,” the Vikings expressed in a statement.

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell expressed deep sorrow over Jackson’s untimely death, describing him as a promising football player and an even more admirable person committed to his family and community.

The crash occurred on Route 4 in Upper Marlboro shortly after 3 a.m., involving three vehicles, according to Maryland state police. Investigators suspect that the driver of a silver Infiniti, attempting to change lanes at a high speed, collided with Jackson’s vehicle and a Chevrolet Impala.

Tragically, the accident also claimed the lives of Jackson’s two companions in the car, 24-year-old Anthony Lytton and 23-year-old Isaiah Hazel. Thankfully, occupants of the other vehicles involved were uninjured.

Authorities are considering alcohol as a potential factor in the crash.

“I am devastated by Khyree’s passing,” remarked General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. “Through our interactions during the pre-draft period, Khyree’s determination to achieve both on and off the field shone brightly. His journey was one of resilience.”

The Minnesota Vikings have extended support to Jackson’s family and are providing counseling and emotional assistance to affected players.

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