Jaquan Yulee was killed in a crash Tuesday night after police responded to a single-vehicle crash that had flipped onto its roof.
Yulee, who was driving the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant officials said.
According to a report from WOWKTV:
“Suffolk officials said police and fire-rescue units responded around 7:10 p.m. to a single-vehicle crash in the 6400 block of Leafwood Road near South Quay Road,” the report said. “Units arrived to find a passenger vehicle that had flipped onto its roof.”
“Yulee, who was driving the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant officials said. The investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing.”
Former Marshall head coach John “Doc” Holliday posted a message for his former player on Twitter.
“A sad day for all who knew Jaquan Yulee,” he said. “He is one of the toughest and most resilient football players I’ve ever been around. But more, he was beloved by coaches and teammates because of the type of person he was. He will be missed.”
His football career at Marshall derailed after he suffered a broken neck in 2019. However, he would battle back and was cleared by doctors ahead of the 2021 season. Marshall’s medical team wouldn’t clear him, so he was in the midst of transferring to another school to play football. He was yet to make a decision but he had narrowed it down to 3 HBCUs. Virginia State University, Central State University and Virginia Union University were all on his list.
He posted this on Twitter on Tuesday.