University of Louisiana wide receiver and 2023 NFL draft prospect Michael Jefferson was hit by an impaired driver in a car crash in Alabama earlier this month, according to police.
TMZ Sports reported that police suspect 55-year-old Charles Dunn had alcohol and drugs in his system at the time of the crash, although blood-test results have yet to come back.
Dunn died at the scene after he crossed over into Jefferson’s lane and hit Jefferson’s vehicle in a head-on collision.
Jefferson’s agent, Jon Perzley, said Jefferson suffered injuries that “required multiple surgeries,” although the exact nature of the injuries has not been made public.
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The police do not suspect that Jefferson was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. The police report said that Jefferson was driving 75 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone, while Dunn’s speed was cited as “unknown.”
A previous police report said that Dunn was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The Advocate reported at the time of the crash that Jefferson suffered multiple breaks in one of his legs and the wideout required “multiple surgeries,” Jefferson’s agent, Jon Perzley of Sportstars, said in the wake of the accident.
It is unclear whether or when Jefferson will be able to proceed with his football career.
Last season, Jefferson caught 51 passes for 810 yards and seven touchdowns and made the third-team All-Sun Belt.
Listed at 6-foot-4 and 199 pounds, Jefferson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine. Before his injury, he was expected to be a mid-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.