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NFL’s Tray Walker pronounced dead after dirt bike crash

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Friday, March 18, 2016, 6:43 PM

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker died Friday following a motorbike accident in Florida the night before, his agent told multiple outlets.

He was 23.

Ronald Butler, Walker’s agent, had told the Baltimore Sun earlier in the day that the cornerback was fighting for his life following the accident. He reportedly died at 5 p.m. Friday.

Upended motorcycle is at the scene after Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker was killed in a motorcycle crash in northwest Miami-Dade, Florida on Thursday night.NBC 6 South Florida

Upended motorcycle is at the scene after Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker was killed in a motorcycle crash in northwest Miami-Dade, Florida on Thursday night.

“It’s a bad situation,” Ronald Butler, Walker’s agent, told the paper earlier in the day. “I’m going to be honest. We’re praying that he’s able to fight through it.”

News first broke Thursday that the 23-year-old defensive back out of Texas Southern had gotten in a crash and had reportedly been taken to the Memorial Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

TMZ reported Friday that there rumors there may have been a player from the New England Patriots on the scene that left before the police arrived.

RAVENS’ WALKER CRITICAL AFTER MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh issued a statement on Walker after the injury but before the cornerback’s death.

“Oh my God, this is devastating news,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement Thursday night. “Our prayers and hopes are with Tray and his family tonight.”

Ravens teammates asked for prayers upon learning the news of the accident.

“Please send some prayers up for my teammate Tray!” running back Justin Forsett tweeted.

“Constantly praying for my brother tray!!! He will pull through! Trust and believe!! Luv bruh luv!” wide receiver Breshad Perriman added.

Miami-Dade police told multiple outlets that Walker was riding a Honda dirt bike when he collided at an intersection with a Ford Escape. The bike didn’t have a license plate or headlights, which are required in order to make it legal. Police also told the Baltimore Sun he may have been wearing dark clothes as well, which could have been a factor.

Tray Walker plays in 8 games for the Baltimore Ravens during his rookie season.Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Tray Walker plays in 8 games for the Baltimore Ravens during his rookie season.

The driver of the Ford Escape was identified as Donzetta Coaxum, who was not hurt in the crash, and that she had a stop sign at the intersection, the Sun reported

“Detectives are trying to determine exactly what happened, if the Ford Escape took the stop sign or if she just didn’t see Walker,” detective Dan Ferrin told the paper.

Walker — who went to Northwestern High in Miami where we was teammates with Teddy Bridgewater and Amari Cooper — was drafted in the fourth round in 2015 by the Ravens out of Texas Southern. He played in eight games his rookie year, mostly on special teams.

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