Minnesota Vikings Rookie Khyree Jackson Dies in Maryland Car Accident

Minnesota Vikings rookie Khyree Jackson, 24, tragically died in a car accident early Saturday morning in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The accident occurred on Route 4 around 3 a.m. and involved three vehicles. Jackson, a native of Upper Marlboro, played for the University of Alabama and the University of Oregon before being drafted by the Vikings in April as the 108th overall pick in round 4. The crash claimed the lives of Jackson and his two passengers, Anthony Lytton, 24, and Isaiah Hazel, 23, while the occupants of the other cars were not hurt. Officials suspect that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

The Vikings expressed their condolences on social media, extending their thoughts to Jackson’s family, friends, teammates, and coaches. Head coach Kevin O’Connell shared his grief, highlighting Jackson’s potential both as a professional football player and as a person committed to his family and community. “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,” O’Connell said.

General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah also mourned the loss, recognizing Jackson’s resilience and the goals he aspired to achieve. The Minnesota Vikings have offered support to Jackson’s family and are providing counseling and emotional support to players affected by the tragedy. The team emphasized their commitment to assisting Jackson’s loved ones during this difficult time.

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