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Old 11-19-2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default Thomas Howard, 30, dies in high-speed car accident

Former Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard was one of two individuals killed in a high-speed crash early Monday morning in Oakland, an official from the Alameda County Coroner's office confirmed to NFL Media. Howard was 30.

KRON-TV reported that witnesses informed police that the driver of a gray BMW 750Li sedan, identified as Howard, was seen heading north along Highway 880 at more than 100 mph when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the back of a semi truck, according to authorities.

The BMW shot over the center median into the southbound lane before striking both a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a gray Honda CR-V.

Howard was selected by the Raiders in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas at El Paso. After 62 starts with Oakland over five seasons, Howard went on to start 16 games for the Cincinnati Bengals between 2011 and 2012. The Atlanta Falcons signed Howard in October before releasing him earlier this month to make room for Sean Weatherspoon.

Howard's family released the following statement:

"We are grateful for the outpouring of prayers, love and support we have received today. During this difficult time, we ask that you respect the privacy of our family ...

"Please continue to pray for both families."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...d-car-accident
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: Thomas Howard, 30, dies in high-speed car accident

Not trying to be cold or insensitive but I don't feel that bad for the guy when he was going over 100mph and got himself and someone else killed. I feel worse for his family and friends. Such a waste of life.

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Default Re: Thomas Howard, 30, dies in high-speed car accident

Absolute shame.

Life is precious.

One bad decision like this can irreparably change someone's life and those around them as well.

Prayers for all those affected.
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Not trying to be cold or insensitive but I don't feel that bad for the guy when he was going over 100mph and got himself and someone else killed. I feel worse for his family and friends. Such a waste of life.
It's not cold or insensitive. It's a reality. I had a friend who died in a similar fashion, and it's hard to have that anger and sadness at the same time. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. It's hard enough to lose someone, but even harder when you know it was completely avoidable.
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Default Re: Thomas Howard, 30, dies in high-speed car accident

I was always a fan of the former UTEP Miner. gotta support the local guys from the wac and mountain west conference when they go pro. its a shame his star fizzled out about as quickly as it shone bright.

i have a slightly heavy foot too, but why cant people just do at or near the speed limit (not saying he was... but especially if they have been drinking or carrying a blunt)?
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