Saturday has already been a terrible day after the tragic news was passed down that Cedric Benson had lost his life at the tender age of 36.
His brother, Dominic Eye Benson, took to Facebook and dropped the news that his brother was gone, which was revealed as him losing him life via motorcycle accident.
According to an EMS report obtained by CBS Austin, Benson was one of two people who died in a collision between a minivan and a motorcycle at 10:22 p.m. The report said there was a “vehicle and person on fire” on the scene.
Police believe “speed and poor visibility were the biggest factors in the crash.”
“If you’re not really careful, or you’re going slightly over the speed limit, it is very difficult to stop,” Sergeant Eric Wilson said, per KVUE.
Benson played three seasons with the Bears from 2005-2007, racking up 420 carries for 1,593 yards 10 touchdowns, and was part of the NFC North Champion Bears in 2006 that lost to the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.