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RIP Dennis, just terrible news.  So sad.

The accident was the fault of a 17 year old driver who drove in the wrong lane:

"The 17-year-old driver veered into the left lane while driving southbound on the highway, striking Byrd's vehicle, a collision report states."

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/former-jets-football-player-dies-after-collision-on-oklahoma-north/article_f73f4b24-1a50-58c2-9e9e-51c9b3a634dd.html

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4 minutes ago, SAR I said:

RIP Dennis, just terrible news.  So sad.

The accident was the fault of a 17 year old driver who drove in the wrong lane:

"The 17-year-old driver veered into the left lane while driving southbound on the highway, striking Byrd's vehicle, a collision report states."

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/former-jets-football-player-dies-after-collision-on-oklahoma-north/article_f73f4b24-1a50-58c2-9e9e-51c9b3a634dd.html

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Horrible.  Absolutely horrible.

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Updated details:

A former NFL star was killed Saturday in a Rogers County crash.

OHP officials said Dennis Byrd was killed and two minors were injured in a crash Saturday in Rogers County.

A 17-year-old male driving a 2000 Ford Explorer traveled left of center and struck a 2004 Hummer H2. The teen was taken to the hospital with injuries to his head, trunk, arms and legs.

Byrd was driving the Hummer and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 12-year-old passenger of Byrd's vehicle was also taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.

Byrd played for the New York Jets from 1989-1992.

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17 minutes ago, SAR I said:

Updated details:

A former NFL star was killed Saturday in a Rogers County crash.

OHP officials said Dennis Byrd was killed and two minors were injured in a crash Saturday in Rogers County.

A 17-year-old male driving a 2000 Ford Explorer traveled left of center and struck a 2004 Hummer H2. The teen was taken to the hospital with injuries to his head, trunk, arms and legs.

Byrd was driving the Hummer and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 12-year-old passenger of Byrd's vehicle was also taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.

Byrd played for the New York Jets from 1989-1992.

SAR I

was the kid on drugs or alcohol?

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My God I just read the news 5 minutes ago and my heart immediately sank. I was 13 when the incident happened and the name Dennis Byrd would forever be in my memory from that day forward. I'm not one for blind athlete worship but this one is really hard to take.

RIP Warrior.

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That sucks. A good man gone way too soon. Byrd was a man of deep faith. But when a guy so young with so much life left to live is taken, tell you, it causes doubt. Thing like this makes you wonder if there is some higher power, simply we're an accident of evolution.

May his passenger recover completely and his family find some solace. RIP. 

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