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The Miami-Dade police captain, father of the NFL player, was killed in a car accident in Cooper City



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

7;s MPs, the crash occurred at around 1:01 p.m. in the 11800 block of Griffin Road. There were two vehicles involved, but it is unclear which car the whites were in or how the collision happened. BSO Air Rescue transported two of the three victims.

Tyrone White, the third victim, was pronounced dead on the scene.

A car accident in Cooper City kills one person.  The accident claimed the life of Miami Dade Police Captain Tyrone White.
A car accident in Cooper City kills one person. The accident claimed the life of Miami Dade Police Captain Tyrone White. (WPLG)

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.

Condolences also came on social media from NFL players and former teammates, including quarterback Tom Brady.

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