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Former Ravens player killed in motorcycle accident

May 12th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Michael Jackson, who played for the Ravens from 1996 to 1998 and led the NFL with 14 touchdowns in his first season with the team, was killed Friday in a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Tangipahoa, La. Jackson was 48 years old.

According to TMZ Sports, Jackson was driving at a “high rate of speed” when his 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle crashed into the driver’s side door of a car that was backing out of a parking spot and onto U.S. 51 Highway. Per the report, the motorcycle went through the car door and both Jackson and the driver of the car were killed.

The accident is under investigation.

"Today, our hearts are saddened by the awful news involving Michael," Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said in a statement. "He was a vibrant person who became one of the first Ravens heroes and a popular player among Baltimore fans. Well known for his big smile and welcoming nature, it was easy to feel a special connection with Michael."

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