Ex-NFL cornerback D.J. Hayden among six killed in Houston car crash
Former NFL player D.J. Hayden was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning in Houston.
The Houston Chronicle reported the 33-year-old Hayden, a cornerback at the University of Houston before being drafted in the first round by the Raiders (12th overall) in the 2013 draft, was one of six people killed after a car ran through a red light at about 2 a.m. local time.
A black Chrysler 300 went speeding through the light and hit a black Acura SUV that had the right of way, according to police.
Hayden spent four of his eight seasons in the NFL with the Raiders and also spent time with Detroit, Jacksonville and Washington.
The Houston Police Department said four people were pronounced dead at the scene, one of whom was Hayden’s teammate at Houston, fellow cornerback Zach McMillian.