DALLAS, TX – Jeff Gladney, an NFL cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals, was one of two people killed in a car crash in Dallas early Monday morning, reports WFAA.

Deputies with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene in the westbound service lanes of Woodall Rogers Freeway after the incident was reported at about 2:30 a.m.

Investigators believe a driver was speeding when their vehicle clipped another vehicle from behind at Allen Street. The first driver lost control and the vehicle struck a pier beam of the roadway.

Detectives said two people in the speeding vehicle, a male and a female, were killed in the accident.  The Cardinals confirmed that it was Gladney who had died in the crash.   The woman’s identity has not yet been released.  Two people who were in the second vehicle were not injured.

Gladney, 25, was a college standout at TCU before being chosen by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.  He later signed with the Cardinals.

The team released a statement that read in part, “”We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all who are mourning this tremendous loss.”

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