Memorial set for ex-NFL player killed in car collision
Beverly Bryant - October 19, 2016 10:27 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A memorial has been set for a former NFL defensive lineman Dennis Byrd, who was killed in a car accident in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Byrd died Saturday in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore.
Byrd, who was 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old driver and a 12-year-old passenger in Byrd’s vehicle were taken in critical condition to a hospital in Tulsa.
Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard says the investigation is ongoing.
Byrd starred at the University of Tulsa before playing for the New York Jets. His career was ended by a neck injury.
The Tulsa World reports that the memorial service is scheduled for Oct. 25 in Tulsa.