DALLAS — Arizona Cardinals cornerback and Texas Christian University standout Jeff Gladney was among two people who died in a car crash early Monday morning near downtown, a teammate confirmed to WFAA.
The Dallas County Sheriff's Office deputies were sent to the crash at about 2:30 a.m. A detective said it happened in the westbound service lanes of Woodall Rogers Freeway at Allen Street.
According to Detective Raul Reyna, it's believed that the victims were speeding in their vehicle and clipped another vehicle from behind. The speeding vehicle allegedly lost control and struck the pier beam of the freeway and caught fire.
Detective Reyna says there were two other people in the second vehicle and they weren't hurt.
He also confirmed with WFAA that the two people that died were a male and a female. A teammate confirmed Monday that Gladney was one of the two victims. On Tuesday, the Medical Examiner's Office identified the second victim as 26-year-old Andrea Mercedes Palacios.
The sheriff's department says the cause of the crash remains under investigation.