Friday, January 3, 2014

Troy football player found dead on highway

An investigation by the state highway patrol has been launched after Troy Trojans football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on a Mississippi highway Thursday morning.

The 20-year-old Garner was found lying on U.S. Highway 61 at around 2:30 a.m. after two cars had run over his body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jadarius' family in this time of grief," Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. "Jadarius was a well-respected member of our football team and his loss will be felt by all of us."

Garner had just completed his sophomore season at Troy where he had tallied 21 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and three sacks in 12 games played. His crowning achievement came when he was named Sun Belt Conference defensive player of the week in September.

"I can't express how deeply saddened we are by the loss of Jadarius," Troy athletic director John Hartwell said. "Our hearts go out to his family, friends and teammates in this unimaginable time of pain, and we will do all that we can to help and support them."

Via USA Today

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