Tarvaris Jackson, former American football star, dies in horrible car crash

Tarvaris Jackson, former American football star, dies in horrible car crash

- Tarvaris Jackson has been reported dead in a car accident

- The former NFL superstar crashed his car on a tree on Sunday night and did not survive the incident afterward

Former National Football League Tarvaris Jackson has been reported dead in a ghastly vehicle accident in Alabama on Sunday.

The 36-year-old who quarterbacked for Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks during his active days was said to have been rushed to the hospital after the incident but didn't make it.

According to TMZ Sport and CNN, the ex-American professional football player's car veered off the road, collided with a tree and turned upside-down.

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However, the rescue intervention was able to remove him from the crashed car but was unable to save his life in the end. He was said to have been about 7 miles south of Montgomery, his hometown.

After hearing the sad news, Minnesota Vikings said on Twitter: "Our entire Vikings family is saddened by the news of Tarvaris Jackson being taken from us too soon,"

"One of Tarvaris' greatest attributes was his positive outlook and approach. He genuinely cared about others, was a good friend and will be missed by family, teammates, and Vikings fans everywhere."

Jackson had a blistering NFL career with silverware to show for it - which includes the Super Bowl champion (XLVIII), the Second-team All-SWAC (2005) and the 2004 MVP of the SWAC Championship Game.

His death has thrown some of his friends and former colleagues into mourning as they took to social media to express their disappointments.

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Russell Wilson, ex-Jackson's teammate said. "TJack. . . you will be missed. Praying for your family. . .Love you man,"

Peter Caroll, head coach of the Seahawks added: "Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk,"

Sage Rosenfels, another Jackson's former teammate said: "During 2 training camps I competed with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting spot with the Vikings before Favre arrived both seasons,"

Jackson was named the Tennessee State University Tigers' quarterbacks coach in 2019 after coaching at Alabama State, his alma mater, for a year. During his 10-year career with the NFL.

He is survived by his wife Lakitta and three children, Tarvaris, Takayla, and Tyson.

Legit.ng earlier reported that WWE has been in operation since the global pandemic and Mayor of Orange County has declared them an essential business.

The pro-wrestling organization has been making use of their performance center located in the state to hold their RAW, SmackDown and recently Wrestlemania 36 events.

And Demings has gone on to defend the WWE on why they have allowed them to stay while other businesses have been shut down.

WWE also revealed that have been taking necessary precautions on the safety of their staffs amid the spread of COVID-19.

Demings addressed that situation a few hours before Monday Night RAW took place.

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