Friday, March 18, 2016

Baltimore Ravens (Texas Southern) cornerback Tray Walker dies of injuries from dirt bike crash in Miami-Dade

MIAMI, Florida -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker, who was hit by a car while riding on a dirt bike in northwest Miami-Dade on Thursday night, died Friday, according to both his agent and his team.

Walker, 23, who grew up in Miami and graduated from Miami Northwestern High, was pronounced dead at around 5 p.m., Walker’s agent Ron Butler told the Miami Herald.

“There was a lot of head trauma. The doctors tried to get the swelling down but I guess his brain went too long without oxygen,” Butler said.

Miami-Dade police could not immediately confirm the report. But the Ravens issued a statement at 7 p.m. confirming “that Tray has passed.” Both Butler and the team cited conversations with the NFL rookie’s godmother.

Walker was critically injured at about 7:50 p.m. Thursday while riding a white Honda dirt bike westbound on Northwest 75th Street, according to a statement issued by the Miami-Dade police. He collided with a Ford Escape going southbound on Northwest 21st Avenue driven by Donzetta Coaxum, 62. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where, Butler said, he may not have regained consciousness after the crash.


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