Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/18/13

Howard played for the Raiders, Bengals and most recently the Falcons. He was only 30 years old. 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. The BMW launched into the air and crossed the center median onto southbound Highway 880, Hill said. The BMW then struck a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and crashed into a gray Honda CR-V, he said. Officers found the BMW overturned in the southbound right lane and the Honda CR-V blocking the two southbound left lanes, he said. Please, do not speed, you aren’t just putting yourself in danger, but everyone else on the road.

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