The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. and involved two cars, according to a news release from the Dallas County Police Department. An initial investigation concluded that a white car was speeding and a second car clipped from behind.
The statement said that the white car subsequently lost control and hit a highway curb beam, killing the man and woman inside. The second car was also occupied by a man and a woman, who were not injured.
Gladney was found not guilty in the incident, and the cardinal signed him to a two-year contract in March 2022. He had recently trained with the team during NFL organized team practices.
The Vikings also issued a statement, in which they said that they mourned the death of my executioner.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who mourn his passing,” the team statement read.
NFL players from across the league send their condolences via Twitter.