Two former high school teammates and Minnesota Vikings star Khyree Jackson perished in a Maryland vehicle accident.

According to authorities and the team, rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson of the Minnesota Vikings and two of his former high school teammates perished in an early Saturday morning automobile crash in Maryland.

Jackson, aged 24, and Isaiah Hazel died at the crash site, while Anthony Lytton, Jr., aged 24, passed away at a hospital after the collision involving three vehicles in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police reported. The incident occurred just after 3 a.m. when their vehicle was hit by another vehicle that was speeding and changing lanes.

The Vikings issued a statement expressing their deep sorrow over the tragedy and confirmed they have spoken with Jackson’s family.

Khyree’s death has crushed me, said Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. “It was evident from getting to know him throughout the pre-draft phase that Khyree had goals for his personal and career life. His was a resilient story, always striving to be the best version of himself—not only for himself, but also for those who held him in high regard and looked up to him.

Jackson played two years at Alabama before completing his collegiate career with one season at Oregon. The Vikings selected him in the fourth round of the April draft. At the team’s next training camp in Eagan, Minnesota, he was vying for a starting cornerback spot. Kevin O’Connell, the coach of the Vikings, remarked, “This news has devastated me.” “Khyree infected our team and facility with her contagious energy. His friendly demeanor and self-assurance made him instantly likable to his comrades.


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