Tragic Loss: Vikings Rookie Khyree Jackson Killed in Maryland Car Crash

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Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson died in a car crash early Saturday morning in Maryland, according to police and the team. Jackson, 24 years old, was one of three people killed in a three-car crash in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police reported.

The Vikings expressed their sorrow, stating they had spoken with Jackson’s family and were deeply saddened by the news.
“I am incredibly saddened by Khyree’s passing,” said Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. “As we got to know him during the draft process, we saw his determination to achieve his goals, both professionally and personally. His journey was one of strength. He was striving to be the best version of himself, not only for himself but for those who cared about him and looked up to him.”

Jackson was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL draft. He played two years at Alabama before finishing his college career with a final season at Oregon, where he was a starting cornerback.
Oregon head football coach Dan Lanning paid tribute to Jackson on social media, saying, “I will miss your smile. Great player, even better person.”

Jackson was competing for a starting position as cornerback at the Vikings’ upcoming training camp in Eagan, Minnesota, scheduled to begin later this month.
“My heart goes out to Khyree’s family, friends, teammates, and coaches,” said Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell.
According to police, Jackson died at the scene of the crash. The other victims were Isaiah Hazel, 23, and Anthony Lytton, Jr., 24.

Hazel played college football at Maryland and Charlotte, while Lytton played at Florida State and Penn State.
All three had won state championships together at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Maryland, as reported by
They were traveling together in one vehicle at the time of the crash, with Hazel driving and Jackson and Lytton as passengers, police confirmed.

Investigators believe the driver of another vehicle traveling north tried to change lanes at a high speed, causing a collision with Hazel’s car and a third vehicle.
No one in the second or third vehicles was injured.

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