Ravens Player Tray Walker Passes Away In Dirt Bike Accident
Truly sad day in the NFL, as one of its young players has suddenly lost his life. Tray Walker of the Baltimore Ravens was out for a night ride with a friend on a dirt bike on a Florida street Thursday evening, when he unfortunately collided with a vehicle at an intersection. Via ESPN:
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died Friday, one day after being critically injured in a dirt bike accident in Liberty City, Florida. He was 23.
The Ravens announced the news after speaking with Walker’s godmother. Walker’s agent, Ron Butler, also confirmed his client’s death to ESPN.
Walker was heading west on Northwest 75th Street on a Honda dirt bike when he collided with a Ford Escape heading south on Northwest 21st Avenue, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. The accident occurred at about 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, and police said Walker’s bike did not have headlights and that he was wearing dark clothing.
The intersection where the accident took place is a two-way stop. Walker was not wearing a helmet, Butler said.
Police said the driver of the Ford Escape stayed on the scene and was cooperating with detectives. Walker was believed to be riding a dirt bike recreationally with another NFL player, said Butler, who does not know the name of that player.
Walker was treated at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Butler said earlier Friday that his client was “fighting for his life.”
Unfortunately, Tray lost that battle. Truly sad turn of events for this young man who was reportedly very happy to have fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.
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