Multiple news sources reporting for Midland Lee, Texas Longhorn and NFL running back Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS responded to reports of a motorcycle and car crash on RM 2222 at the 5600 block of Mount Bonnell Road around 10:20 p.m. A STAR Flight helicopter was also responding.

First responders said one of the vehicles was on fire when they arrived but it was quickly put out."

Benson and a woman in her 30s, were declared dead on the scene. Two others had non-life-threatening injuries, EMS said.

Police said Benson and a woman were on a motorcycle heading down RM 2222 when a minivan pulled out of Mount Bonnell Road and hit them.

The two people in the minivan stayed on scene during the investigation.

Police said speed and poor visibility were the biggest factors in the crash.

"If you're not really careful, or you're going slightly over the speed limit, it is very difficult to stop," said Sergeant Eric Wilson.     Newest West9

 

Cedric Benson was 36 years old. May his legacy never be forgotten. Prayers to family and friends.