NFL running back Alex Collins died in a motorcycle crash on Sunday evening. The tragedy occurred at 10:20 p.m. in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
According to reports, Collins rammed into the side of the SUV that was making a left turn. The recent release of 911 tapes reveals the confusion and emotional distress of the driver of the SUV.
TMZ was the first to obtain the audio recording of the 911 call.
During the call, which took place three minutes after the crash, the driver said she was hit from behind and referred to herself as “hysterical” while frantically trying to locate Collins.
Collins, traveling at a high rate of speed behind the vehicle, collided with the back side of the SUV as it slowed and proceeded to make a left turn.
The New York Post reported the driver told the 911 dispatcher, “I tried to look to see where landed and I can’t find him … the person who was on the motorcycle.”
TMZ reported that a few minutes later, bystanders can be heard in the background of the 911 call telling the SUV driver that Collins was in her car — telling her to open the vehicle’s door ASAP.
Armature reporting of the event was posted to YouTube.
Collins, 28, was pronounced dead on the scene. The incident is being investigated by detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
According to a police report obtained by sports radio host Andy Slater, Collins was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling eastbound on West Oakland Park Boulevard, and struck a woman driving westbound, in a 2002 Chevy, attempting to make a left turn.
An excerpt from the report reads: “According to investigators, at some point, the Chevrolet driver proceeded to turn left to travel south onto Northwest 33rd Avenue. As the car crossed the eastbound lanes, the motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of the SUV.”
The report added: “The impact caused the motorcyclist to enter the rear passenger side window of the Chevrolet and come to a final rest inside the car.
The New York Post noted that the Ravens announced Collins’ death in a statement Monday evening.
“With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Alex Collins.
“Absolutely heartbroken,” the Seahwaks posted on X. “Prayers are with the Collins family.”
The Baltimore Ravens, Collins’ former team, wrote: “Always quick to greet everyone with a smile, he was a genuinely kind person who carried a special joy and passion wherever he went. May Alex always be remembered for the light and love he brought to so many people in his life.”
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