COOPER CITY, Fla. – One car overturned and went up in flames, the other was badly damaged after a collision at the intersection of Griffin Road and Southwest 118th Ave Sunday.
Miami Dade Police Captain Tyrone White was killed in the crash. His wife Lisa was also in the car. She was in critical condition on Sunday evening.
White is the father of the returning New England Patriots and of Fort Lauderdale-born James White, who learned of the tragic accident 90 minutes before Sunday’s street game against the Seattle Seahawks. He has been deemed inactive for the game by the Patriots for personal reasons.
According to the Broward County Sheriff̵
Tyrone White, the third victim, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated and BSO will release more information as it becomes available.
Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez, director of the Miami Dade Police Department, expressed condolences to Twitter.
I am extremely sad to hear of MDPD Captain Tyrone White’s death in a Broward County road accident earlier this morning. I have expressed my deepest condolences to his family on behalf of his MDPD family. May he rest in eternal peace. 1/2 ….
– Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) September 20, 2020
Condolences also came on social media from NFL players and former teammates, including quarterback Tom Brady.
So broken to hear the news of the tragedy of my great friend and eternal teammate @SweetFeet_White. There are few people in your life who do EVERYTHING right …
– Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 21, 2020
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