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Vikings draft pick dies in auto accident.

Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson tragically passed away following a car accident in his home state of Maryland, the team announced Saturday.

The 24 year old was selected by Minnesota with the 108th overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Vikings pledged support for Jackson’s family, teammates and coaches in the following statement:

“We are devastated by the news of Khyree Jackson’s death following an overnight car accident. While we work to gather more information, we have spoken to Khyree’s family and offered the support of the Minnesota Vikings. We have also communicated the news to Vikings players, coaches and staff and have offered counseling for those who need emotional support. Our thoughts are with Khyree’s family, friends, teammates and coaches, as well as all the victims of this tragic accident.”

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