Khyree Jackson’s Cause of Death Confirmed
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Khyree Jackson’s Cause of Death Confirmed

Promising NFL rookie for the Minnesota Vikings, Khyree Jacksondied early in the morning of July 6, along with two of his friends. The athlete was in Upper Marlboro, a suburb of Washington, DC, at the time of his death. What caused his death? Read on to find out.

Jackson, 24, was in a Dodge Charger with two high school friends when he died. His friends were Anthony “AJ” Lytton Jr., 24, and Isaiah Hazel, 23, according to the Star TribuneHazel was driving with Jackson in the passenger seat and Lytton in the back. Cori Imani Clingman, 23, was driving an Infiniti Q50 and tried to pass the Charger at high speed, but collided with it in the attempt.

The force of the impact threw the Charger off the road and into tree stumps. Clingman then struck a Chevrolet Impala. Clingman, his two passengers and all the passengers in the Impala were uninjured. Police said “alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash.”

Unfortunately, this wasn’t Clingman’s first traffic violation. She’s been cited twice for speeding since 2018, including for going over 100 mph on a 55 mph road.

Jackson was selected 108th overall by the Vikings in the fourth round in April. He was scheduled to report to Vikings training camp in just three weeks. He took an unconventional path to the NFL; at one point, he gave up football altogether and took jobs at a grocery store and Chipotle before returning to the field.

The accident was horrific. The Charger was completely crushed and the rear end was torn off. Jackson and Hazel were pronounced dead at the scene. Lytton later died at the hospital.

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