Jeff Gladney, a reputed defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals, passed away in a car crash on Monday morning in Dallas as per the team’s official site. He was one of two individuals who were killed in a car crash that occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday at 2:30 AM, the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office stated. This tragedy involved two vehicles, as per the Sheriff’s Department, a preliminary investigation revealed that a white vehicle was speeding and it crashed into a second vehicle from behind.
The White vehicle then eventually lost control hitting a freeway pier beam resulting in the death of the man and woman inside the car, the second vehicle was occupied by a man and woman, both of whom were not injured. Dallas Fire-Rescue department arrived at the accident area to find Gladney’s vehicle overturned in a grassy area with him and another person confirmed dead inside. Authorities are still waiting on a medical examiner’s report to confirm the true identities of the victims but the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and other teammates have already confirmed that Gladney was one of the victims who passed away.
Video footage of the scene of the car crash reveals Gladney’s car was completely crushed and was overturned entirely:
In the most recent video that was released by a Twitter user, we get a look at the aftermath of the tragedy. We can see Jeff Gladney’s car completely overturned and crushed while the car that bumped into his car was crushed but it was not as bad as the White car.
The Minnesota Vikings released a statement mourning his demise, Öur hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals organization and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who are mourning his life lost much too soon.
The Cardinals released a statement as well, “We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss.”
Just last week Gladney was taking part in the OTAs with the Cardinals, he had signed a two-year deal with the NFC West team after missing out on the entire 2021 season. Gladney had been released by his former team when a Texas grand jury indicted him for felony domestic violence. He was held not guilty ultimately.
We are sad and send our condolences to Gladney’s family and friends during these tough times.