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A tragic incident has occurred in which Khyree Jackson, the Minnesota Vikings fourth-round draft selection and a rookie cornerback, passed away following a severe car crash in Maryland.

It is a heartbreaking event affecting the football communities of Alabama, Oregon, and the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. The young Vikings cornerback, Khyree Jackson, lost his life in a tragic car accident over the weekend. According to Maryland State Police, a “triple fatal crash” occurred claiming the lives of three individuals, namely Isaiah Hazel (23), Khyree Jackson (24), and Anthony Lytton, Jr. (24). The fatal incident involved a Dodge Charger and a silver Infiniti that was attempting to change lanes at an excessive speed leading to a collision with a Chevrolet Impala. The tragic accident took place on Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County at 3:14 a.m. on July 6th.

“This news has left me devastated. Khyree was a vibrant presence in our team and brought a contagious energy to our organization. His confidence and engaging nature immediately endeared him to his fellow teammates,” expressed Vikings head coach, Kevin O’Connell, in a statement shared on social media.

Vikings head coach, Kevin O’Connell, utilized social media to issue a statement following Jackson’s untimely demise. In his message, he highlighted the positive influence Khyree had within the team during his brief time there.

“During our brief interaction, it was clear that Khyree had the potential to evolve into an outstanding professional football player. But what stood out even more was his determination to be the best version of himself for his family and those around him,” he added. “I am speechless. My thoughts are with Khyree’s family, friends, teammates, and coaches.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Khyree’s loved ones at this difficult time. It’s truly disheartening to see a young life cut short, possibly due to someone else’s negligence. The online community rallied to share their heartfelt memories of Khyree, showcasing the impact he had wherever he went.