NFL rookie dies in car crash, two former teammates also killed

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A fatal car crash early on Saturday morning took the lives of three former high school football teammates, including Khyree Jackson, a recent 4th round NFL draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson, 24, Isaiah Hazel, and Anthony Lytton Jr. were all in a car together when the fatal accident took place in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

According to a statement released by the state police, three vehicles were involved in the deadly collision. Jackson and Hazel, who was driving the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene. Lytton, the third occupant in their vehicle, was taken to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The report states that a driver in a silver Infiniti, at high speed, attempted to change lanes and subsequently hit the car carrying the three men. The impact then caused the Infiniti to strike a Chevrolet Impala. The force from the collision caused the Charger to veer off the road and strike multiple tree stumps before coming to a halt.

State police suggested that alcohol might have played a contributing role in the fatal incident. Charges are currently pending, awaiting the completion of the investigation and consultation with the state attorney’s office.

According to a post uploaded to the school’s athletic department’s page, all three men were former teammates at Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The Minnesota Vikings contacted Jackson’s family to offer their support and share their deep sadness at this loss.