The half brother of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was killed in a motorcycle crash in Nashville, police said Friday.
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Lance McCoy, 23, was speeding Thursday night when he collided with a car pulling out of a parking lot. Police said a preliminary investigation found McCoy’s excessive speed was the main cause of the crash.
The car’s driver, Benjamin Smith, 27, of Nashville, told police he didn’t see the motorcycle until impact.
Haynesworth is a former Tennessee Titan. His half brother was from Madison, which is about seven miles north of Nashville.
Haynesworth’s agent said Friday that he had no comment. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth had left to spend time with his family in Nashville.
”Obviously what he’s going through right now is paramount,” Shanahan told reporters. ”We’re giving him and his family all of our prayers and thoughts. I think that’s the main concern right now.”
Shanahan said he didn’t know whether Haynesworth would play Sunday at home against Green Bay.
South Carolina Sen. Gerald Malloy, a close family friend, told The Associated Press that it was a very difficult time for the family.
”I would hope everyone gives them time to deal with a very personal matter for a young man whose life has been cut short by this tragedy,” Malloy said.