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Ex-NFL star Isiah Robertson killed in car crash



MABANK, Texas – Former NFL star linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed Thursday night in a car accident near Mabank, southeast of Dallas. Officers from the school district said Robertson had been a guest speaker at the Grand Prairie High School banquet that night, reports CBS DFW.

The Texas Department of Public Security said it had investigated a collision with three vehicles around three o'clock in the afternoon. near Mabank, where the former linebacker was involved.

According to the authorities, a preliminary investigation showed that the 69-year-old Robertson was driving a sedan north on the SH-1

98 at an unsafe speed as he drove off the carriageway and into a side sled where he headed in the direction of Rested West.

After stopping, another vehicle heading north hit Robertson's vehicle, which pushed it into the southbound lane. During this time, his sedan hit another vehicle that led to the fatal accident.

Robertson was a former first-round draft pick and six-time pro-bowl linebacker in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971 to 1978. He also played for the Buffalo Bills towards the end of his career.

He was also the executive director of the drug treatment center Isaiah House in Mabank.

The Grand Prairie Independent School District affirmed to the CBS DFW that he was guest speaker Thursday, the football banquet of Grand Prairie High School.

"This is a tragic situation, our thoughts and prayers go to Mr. Robertson and his family, this is one of the situations that affect many, many people, and these thoughts and prayers are also from the Grand Prairie High School family." said the district.

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