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Former Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard killed in double fatal car accident

Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard was one of two people killed in a high-speed crash on Interstate Highway 880 early Monday morning, sources are telling KRON 4 News.

The incident was reported on Highway 880 south of Fifth Avenue at 12:50 a.m., CHP Officer Daniel Hill said.

Witnesses said the driver of a gray BMW 750Li sedan, identified as Howard, was driving north on the highway at more than 100 mph when he lost control and collided with the rear of a semi-truck in the left lane, according to the CHP.

Howard’s BMW launched into the air and crossed the center median onto southbound Highway 880, Hill said.

Howard was a free agent who was recently released by the Atlanta Falcons.


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