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Ex-NFL player D.J. Hayden killed in car crash

Horrific story.

The Football Feed

Former Houston football star and ex-NFL player D.J. Hayden was tragically one of six people who lost their lives in a vehicle accident today outside of Houston. His former teammate at Houston in Zach McMillian was also killed. 

Hayden, who is known for surviving a near fatal injury in practice, was selected No. 12 overall in 2013 by the Oakland Raiders. 

Via the report from Fox News: 

"Houston Police Department spokesperson Asst. Chief Megan Howard said they received a call around 2 a.m. about a traffic accident. Two cars were involved in the fatal crash. The vehicles were identified as a Chrysler 300 and an Acura SUV.

Police determined that the driver of the Chrysler 300 was at fault, as the car went through a red light at a "high velocity." Four individuals were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, while four others were taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities said that two of the people who were transported to the hospital later died.

Other details surrounding the incident were not immediately made available. An investigation is underway. 

Police said that five males, including one who they said appeared to be homeless and one female, were among the fatalities. They are now investigating the circumstances of the accident."

Rest In Peace to all of those who tragically lost their lives today far too early.