Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Tray Walker Dies at 23 After Motorcycle Accident

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died on Friday of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident near Miami, his agent said.

According to the Miami-Dade police department, Walker, 23, was riding a dirt bike when he collided with a car on Thursday. He was taken to a Miami hospital.

Walker, who grew up in Miami, appeared in eight games for the Ravens, mostly on special teams, during his rookie campaign last season.

His agent, Ron Butler, said Walker was surrounded by friends and family when he was pulled off of life support around 5 p.m. local time Friday at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Butler said Walker never showed any brain activity after arriving at the hospital on Thursday.

“I just wanted to say that Tray was an incredible young man and had a very promising career ahead of him,” Butler told Reuters. “He will be missed.”

Walker was a fourth-round draft pick out of Texas Southern University in 2015 and registered two tackles in his rookie season.

SOURCE: Reuters
(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington and Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Chris Reese and Leslie Adler)