The details surrounding the fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of Tray Walker have taken a strange turn, as it appears another NFL player was present at the time of the accident. Police are now trying to identify the player.
According to Liane Morejon of Miami's WPLG 10 News, an unidentified New England Patriots player was believed to be present at the time of the Baltimore Ravens' cornerback's fatal motorcycle crash. Miami-Dade police are now attempting to identify the Patriots' player in question.
Sources told Morejon that the identity of the player remains unknown, and police are actively looking for him as a witness to the accident.
The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. ET at a four-way intersection in Miami, Florida when Walker, who was riding a dirt bike, collided with a Ford Escape.
As of Thursday night, detectives were investigating the incident to see if the driver of the Escape ran a stop sign. Walker was not racing, and alcohol was not involved in the accident, however Walker was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Coach John Harbaugh's statement yesterday was one of shock and disbelief: "Oh my God. This is devastating news. Our prayers and hopes are with Tray and his family tonight."
Walker had mostly contributed on special teams since being drafted out of Texas Southern in the fourth round last year. In eight appearances with the Ravens he recorded one tackle.
He was 23-years old.