Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker, who grew up in Miami, was in critical condition after a dirt bike crash Thursday night in northwest Miami-Dade.
Police say Walker was heading westbound on Northwest 75th Street on a Honda dirt bike with no lights and wearing dark clothing when he collided with a Ford Escape heading southbound on Northwest 21st Avenue at about 7:50 p.m.
Detective Daniel Ferrin said the driver of the Ford Escape stayed on scene and was cooperating with police. Walker was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition. The intersection remained closed for hours after the crash. The dirt bike was on its side with pieces scattered around as investigators collected evidence.
Larry Eason, who said Walker was his nephew, came to the crash site after hearing what happened from his niece.
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“It’s hard seeing how messed up the bike is,” he said. “I just hope he’s okay.”
Walker, 23, played football for Miami Northwestern High, where he earned honorable mention as All-Dade in his senior year. He was a teammate of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He majored in criminal justice at Texas Southern, where he was named to the second-team All Southwestern Athletic Conference, 2014.
The Ravens selected him in the fourth round; he was the third of three Ravens’ picks in the fourth round.
This story is breaking news and will be updated regularly. Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS(8477).
The original version of this story incorrectly listed the address as 21st Street.