On Friday, March 18, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died from injuries suffered in a dirt bike accident the previous day. He was just 23-years-old.
Walker was heading west on Northwest 75th Street on a Honda dirt bike when he collided with a Ford Escape heading south on Northwest 21st Avenue, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. The accident occurred at about 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, and police said Walker’s bike did not have headlights and that he was wearing dark clothing.
The intersection where the accident took place is a two-way stop. Walker was not wearing a helmet, Butler said.
Police said the driver of the Ford Escape stayed on the scene and was cooperating with detectives. Walker was believed to be riding the dirt bike recreationally with another NFL player, according to Butler, who said he did not know the name of that player.
Walker was treated at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Butler said earlier Friday that his client was “fighting for his life.”
“There was a lot of head trauma,” Butler told the Miami Herald. “The doctors tried to get the swelling down but I guess his brain went too long without oxygen.”
So sad. Rest in power Tray Walker.