A college football player for New Mexico was killed in a single-vehicle auto accident on Tuesday. The crash occurred in Gallup, New Mexico when 20-year-old Markel Byrd was traveling in a car with his girlfriend. As they were en route home, a tire on their vehicle suffered a blowout causing an accident that ejected both Byrd and his girlfriend. Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the female passenger was transported to the hospital where she remains in critical condition. He was a great asset to the football team with an impressive career record. The college and football coach both released statements expressing their sympathy to Byrd’s family.
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